JUSTIN BROWN DURAND
Durand lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife (artist Ashley Brown Durand), and their 23 year old cat (Kitty). He grew up not far from here, and feels settled in New England. He perceives the dramatic seasonal changes as playing on his fragile mental/emotional disposition and helps keep him crazy enough to continue trying to sell art for a living. He makes figurative works on paper, often combining elements of anxiety, sexuality, comedy, absurdity, transcendence. Imagining them as unfinished thoughts, stories, or open ended character studies. He typically takes a narrative or confessional approach, but is equally interested in composition and abstract elements.