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Recent Paintings: Brendan Stuart Burns

December 21, 2019 – February 13, 2020

Spasm, 2018 Oil and wax on linen
Pang, 2016 Oil and wax on linen
Daze, 2018 Oil and wax on linen
Creep, 2018 Oil and wax on linen
Glisten, 2018 Oil and wax on linen
Nuzzle, 2016 Oil and wax on linen
Twinge, 2016 Oil and wax on linen
Yearn, 2018 Oil and wax on linen
Sear, 2016 Oil and wax on linen
Sparkle, 2018 Oil and wax on linen

Press Release

Rosenberg & Co. is excited to welcome Brendan Stuart Burns back to New York. Our newly expanded gallery space allows us to display the true scale of Burns’ work, so clearly tied to the sublime scale of the artist’s panoramic muse: the coastal lands of Wales, Iceland, and California. Ever captivating, Burns’ canvases beckon closer examination: the laborious detail of the treated linen surface; the delicate thickness of oil built up with wax; the charged colors, at once natural and fantastic.


Speaking to his new body of work, Burns writes: “These are new paintings, and new places and travels continue to inspire a desire to make paintings that allow thought itself to breathe. Glisten is simply the celebration of sunlight passing through the leaves of a Californian red maple; Yearn presents on a huge scale the beauty of the Pride of Madeira flower on the Monterey coast; Tumble reflects on the glacial expanses creeping and breaking up towards the sea; and Nuzzle sings out the vast array of color found in the flora of moss-covered lava fields.”


Brendan Stuart Burns was born in 1963 and currently lives and works in Cardiff, Wales. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and his most recent one-person exhibitions include Recent Paintings, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh (2018); Flow & Pulse, Rosenberg & Co, New York (2016); and Gesture | Glimpse | Memory, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London (2015). After studying Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art, Burns undertook a postgraduate in painting at the Slade School of Art, University College London. In 1993 and 1998, Burns won the Gold Medal in Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod of Wales; in 2000 and 2003, he was awarded Welsh Artist of the Year. Brendan Stuart Burns is represented by Osborne Samuel Gallery, London and Rosenberg & Co., New York. We thank our friends at Osborne Samuel for their invaluable support in the preparation of this exhibition. 

Rosenberg & Co. is a salon-style space with a focus on the highest standards of connoisseurship and expertise. Rosenberg & Co. exhibits an international roster of works by prominent Impressionist and Modern artists and continues the legacy of working with contemporary artists, representing the artists Brendan Stuart Burns, Maureen Chatfield, and Tom H. John, as well as the estates of Reuben Nakian, Fred Stein, and Jeffrey Wasserman.


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