Death and Regeneration: The Dark Vision of Brian Kent Ward

Art & criticism by eric wayne

Breaking-open-the-head Breaking Open the Head, Oil on Canvas. Note the wonderful details of the hair and the ferns.

“…Most people who do ‘visionary art’ approach it from the lighter side of things, and I approach it from the darker side of things…” ~ Brian Kent Ward.

Brian Kent Ward‘s new paintings of violent death amidst lush flora and fauna are profound incarnations of a transcendent state of consciousness, dark and disturbing, yet life affirming and optimistic.

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