Brecht, after five years of admiring your work I can happily say that I can spell your name without looking. And I can tell you that even though I’ve spent years admiring the skill of your painting, I can finally say that I think I actually get it. Over time, Brecht’s erratic artworks have become increasingly crowded with characters, pop culture references, logos, and his trademark long-limbed creatures.
Where before I was convinced this was just a stylistic thing, now it feels that Brecht is trying to tell us something. The captions to his paintings are darker – We’re All Companions in Misery, Freedom’s just another word for affordable or Another day another deal – and the canvases are becoming increasingly overloaded with fragmented details. Maybe Brecht’s feeling the weight of the busy world at the moment: we all get that sometimes. Let’s just be envious of those with the ability to channel it, and express that through their painting.
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