Jewelry Painting 07, 2018
Oil on canvas
14 x 11 in
Brian Rideout makes pictures about pictures. His work investigates contemporary images, sourced from print and online, for their art historical relevance, as a continuation of the history of painting and image production.
He is interested in art as document, as decoration, as an ideological accessory, as technological or functional support.
Rideout's works comprise a narrative of art, architecture, and object following an undulating cycle of definition, utility, and design, softly dramatizing the multiple registers that art has come to occupy and employ over time as a material thing wholly existing in the world.