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Wayne Edson Bryan — Alexandria, VA, USA

“Maximalism is big, excessive, intense and a little bit crazy. Maximalism does not care if it is hip, fashionable or popular. Maximalism is compelled to exist, regardless of what the public likes, wants or thinks. It is overwhelming, all-consuming and can’t be controlled. Maximalism does not fuck around or play by the rules... it is blunt, honest and in your face. Maximalism is a celebration of unfiltered real life, everywhere, all the time, all woven together.”

Born in Mineola, New York, Wayne Edson Bryan is known for his conceptual diagrammatic approach to imagery as well as his work’s aesthetic of heightened process and metaphorical content. His intricate paintings and collages are inspired by advertising, folk art, popular media, cultural traditions and commercial icons.

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