Osburn’s abstractions navigate between layers of gestural biomorphic marks and clearly delineated forms. Associative, yet intentionally vague, they can evoke an array of folkloristic textures, ranging from Far Eastern to Latin American. Filtered through a keen interest in how the inescapable visual density provided by contemporary mass media can continuously lure and repulse us while striving for balance and harmony, Osburn's images manifest as labyrinthian landscapes that seem to embrace the mysterious unknown. By looking for guidance in the unconscious, instinct, and improvisation, he follows the tradition of various 20th Century avant-garde movements. Deeply personal without being illustrative, Osburn’s works translate as complex mosaics of his thoughts and moods; their overall tone ranging from restrained to aggressive, from melancholy to humorous.

Bryan Osburn,    Blue Sun , 2011, Oil on canvas, 33 x 40 inches, (83.8 x 101.6 cm).

Bryan Osburn, Blue Sun, 2011, Oil on canvas, 33 x 40 inches, (83.8 x 101.6 cm).