Brian Atchley


Artist Statement

Brian Atchley fell into painting when he discovered an abandoned canvas in a Chicago dumpster. He is an autodidact by choice, because he loves the process of learning through doing, rather than through prescriptive art classes. Currently, his work is focused on monochromatic studies of the human body. His use of black and white is used to punctuate its incongruous textures, and the profound effect light and shadow have in sculpting its form.