Featured Artist: Brian Singer

Brian Singer someguy

Someguy, also known as Brian Singer, is a San Francisco based fine artist whose projects have received international attention. His art ranges from intimate works with paper to large scale participatory projects.

The 1000 Journals Project, launched in 2000, was turned into a book, a feature length documentary, and has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The project was covered in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes and Gardens and many others. More recently, he launched the provocative project TWIT Spotting, where photos of people using their phones while driving were placed onto Billboards in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Brian is also an accomplished graphic designer having created work for Apple, Adidas, SFMOMA, Facebook, Chronicle Books and many others. In addition to being recognized with numerous awards and publications, he has served as the president of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design and taught at Academy of Art University.

Current Exhibitions

Ignorance is Strength
B&W Projects, San Francisco, CA
Opening reception: August 2nd 7pm
August 2 – September 7

 

Cut Up/Cut Out
Amarillo Museum of Art, TX
July 6 – Sept 15, 2019

 

Selected Works

Uncle-Toms-Cabin---Brian-Singer

Uncle Tom’s Cabin
2018
13.5 x 9 x .75 inches
Book, flag

A confederate flag, often associated with slavery, was disassembled thread by thread. Then, each thread was tied end to end, and wrapped around a copy of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book that was instrumental in the end of slavery in the United States.

The American Dream - Brian Singer

The American Dream
2019
15″ x 96″ x 3″
Ladder, flags

Several Mexican flags were disassembled, thread by thread. They’re then tied together, end to end, and wrapped around an old wood ladder. This piece deals with the promise of the American Dream, and  how unattainable it is for immigrants who, for a large part, farm the food and build the houses in America.

Ignorance is Strength - Brian Singer

Freedom is Slavery - Brian Singer

War is Peace - Brian Singer

1984 Series

Type is printed, by hand, in archival ink onto the pages of 1984 by George Orwell. The pages are then cut, and turned on their sides, and the letterforms are recreated. You’re looking at the edges of the paper.

Freedom is Slavery
2018
40 x 30 inches

Ignorance is Strength
2018
40 x 30 inches

War is Peace
2018
24 x 30 inches


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