My current work is rooted in a fascination with the phenomena of light, and advanced by the investigation of painting’s compositional mechanisms. As light passes through various materials, its transformations produce a feeling of timelessness, hinting at the mysterious constitution of the mundane. Chromatic scales enable a feeling of completeness, a sense of enumerating all the data of light and thereby having better access to the whole. They tap into a system of predictability that is unavailable in the everyday. Sounds are interrupted, stimuli are filtered through preferential observation, understanding is a chaotic coagulation of sensory experiences. I am invested in utilizing the painting as a mechanical object, employing structures that minimize decision-making, paring away narrative in favor of a more elusive truth, solidifying the ephemeral.

Lapis . 20in x 20in. Brianna Bass 2019.

Lapis. 20in x 20in. Brianna Bass 2019.

Black Spectrum.  36in x 36in. Brianna Bass 2019.

Black Spectrum. 36in x 36in. Brianna Bass 2019.

Black Quad Spectrum.  20in x 20in. Brianna Bass 2019.

Black Quad Spectrum. 20in x 20in. Brianna Bass 2019.

Mermaid Net.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2019.

Mermaid Net. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2019.

UV 1.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

UV 1. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

UV 2.  12in X 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.  Sold.

UV 2. 12in X 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018. Sold.

Dream Queue.  10in x 10in. Brianna Bass 2018.

Dream Queue. 10in x 10in. Brianna Bass 2018.

Untitled.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Untitled. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Double Smoky Quartz.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Double Smoky Quartz. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Smoky Quartz.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Smoky Quartz. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Wave Shift.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Wave Shift. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Water Spiral.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Water Spiral. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Hearty Spiral.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Hearty Spiral. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.

Sun Spiral.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018.  Sold.

Sun Spiral. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass, 2018. Sold.

Torch.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass 2018.

Torch. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass 2018.

Dusk Spectrum . 20” x 20”. Brianna Bass, 2018.  Sold.

Dusk Spectrum. 20” x 20”. Brianna Bass, 2018. Sold.

Beveled Glass.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass 2018.  Sold.

Beveled Glass. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass 2018. Sold.

Pool.  10in x 10in. Brianna Bass 2018.  Sold.

Pool. 10in x 10in. Brianna Bass 2018. Sold.

Bevel with Leaves.  12in x 12in. Brianna Bass 2018.  Sold.

Bevel with Leaves. 12in x 12in. Brianna Bass 2018. Sold.