There is a serenity in Brian Burgdorf’s paintings that is not obvious at first glance. The composition is a disordered and non-objective plane that leaves the viewer with no single focal point to rest upon. However, when the struggle to make sense of the chaos is abandoned and one views the piece without supposition a quiet harmony can be found in the rhythmic, scrubbing motion of the brush strokes. This quality directly reflects Brian’s tranquil, meditative method of painting. He works in a dry brush style — taking just enough paint to barely cover the tip of his brush, rarely using water to dilute it. His chosen color palette is harmonious; brush strokes are repetitive, made in the same direction for long stretches of time. The many hours he spends calmly layering colors give his paintings a brilliant luminescence that conveys his subtle genius.