Tatjana Pieters

HOUSE RULES / Brian Harte

26 Jun - 04 Sep 2022

Massive (IOPT version), 2021
oil on linen, 121 x 161 cm, unique, courtesy of Simchowitz Gallery
Brian Harte (born 1978 in County Tipperary, Ireland) is an artist living and working in Thurles, Ireland. Working primarily as a painter, Harte creates stark and cinematic pictorial images of domestic scenes. Harte balances energetic painterly abstraction with tightly composed interiors, taking conceptual cues from such varied cultural figures as Franz Kafka, Philip Guston, The Brothers Quay, and Albert Oehlen. Illustrative and filled with fragmented narratives, Harte’s paintings are formally and conceptually intriguing, allowing the viewer to project and explore.