Once again, I have painted on an old door. I also carved it, scorched it, and threw it into the shower–over and over again. There was something that would not let me pull away from it until I came to this image, at which point a resounding voice said “STOP.” (And I stopped.)
Eye of the Storm represents to me exactly where i want to be. I believe that spiritual conflict is a constant, however when i rest in faith, it is much like being in the eye of a storm…the calm, the shelter. In this place, I am not battling, but i become a conduit of my higher power, i am only along for the ride at this point, watching, learning, experiencing what it is like to be One with the Creator.
Brandon Herbers is an intuitive, self-taught Memphis painter working in a combination of media: acrylics, house paint, spray paint, and fire. You may have seen his work in the Memphis area exhibited or sold by Stevens Auctions, R.R.L. Fine Art, Ronnie Grisanti’s, Painted Planet or The Vault at Metro 67. Or you may have encountered one of his pop-up painting demonstrations or street stalls at the edges of the South Main Art Trolley Tour or the Cooper-Young Festival.
Brandon’s “canvas” is typically framed-out plywood panels, closet doors, door panels, vintage furniture, and even detached tabletops. His outsider, abstract-expressionist style was not developed in art school. Someone had to tell him what kind of art he was making!
In recent years, Brandon has developed a healthy respect for the modern art masters such as Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, but his work still pushes its own frontiers. Brandon’s boundless energy, kinetic technique and enthusiasm for his art can barely be contained on the surfaces he covers.