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Figure Painting and Black Holes Collide in Vibrant Geometries

What happens when a math student/graffiti kid takes to painting?

by Diana Shi
Oct 9 2016, 11:45am

All images courtesy the artist and Mirus Gallery

Gestating celestial cubes and the obscured face of a woman weave in and out of technically-sound circular paintings. Mathematics and physics theories are part of the artistic development of Italian artist, Vesod Brero, who draws from his university degree in math and his childhood interest in graffiti to chase after what he describes as an original “painting language.” Vesso employs oil and acrylic paints to complete his most recent creations in a series titled E-Horizons. The artist uses a classical style to create a prism effect and filter his artworks through patterns of spindly diamonds.

Brero tells The Creators Project that he developed a love for the arts from his artistic dad: “My father was a painter, and after his death, I have inherited a lot of oil colors and so I started to paint with different materials. Mixing different materials and mediums to develop my work and a personal style.”

This unique style is dually influenced by Brero’s entré into street graffiti at age 17, when he began decorating surfaces with the beginnings of his multi-dimensional tessellations. As the artist graduated from graffiti to a more traditional canvas, he kept his unique preference for marrying the pragmatic study of mathematics to the warmer side of human faces and figures.

“The purpose of my work,” Brero tells The Creators Project, “is to give a different point of view. In my [latest] show E-Horizon I try to take the viewer on the event horizon that in physics is a point inside of a black hole, and from there, show our universe. A universe where past, present, future are one.”

“By concentrating on this aspect, a complete overview on the idea of a total embrace of things from birth to death could emerge from the works. It could be said that the artistic works, on a figurative basis, refer to 'God’s point of view.'” Essentially, an omnipotent eye is circumstantial to viewing to Brero's paintings.

To see more works by Vesod Brero, and to catch his show E-horizon at Mirus Gallery in San Francisco through October 29, 2016—click here.

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