About the Artists

 

Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown, a native of New Orleans, is an accomplished visual artist with over 18 years of experience in his profession. His artistic expertise lies in acrylic paintings, charcoal sketches, tattoo art, and digital illustration.

Driven by a profound purpose, Brown aspires for his art to transcend boundaries and become a timeless fixture in the art world. His creations serve as beacons of light for those who dedicate themselves to illuminating the dark corners we often find ourselves in as humans. Recognizing the pervasive nature of mental health challenges, Brown aims to empower individuals, granting them mastery over their own minds and freeing them from the shackles of defeat.

Through his art, Brown harnesses the affirmative power of positivity, capturing its essence in each stroke of his brush or pencil. He endeavors to inspire every person who encounters his artwork, fostering within them a mindset of continuous growth and improvement. With unwavering dedication, Brown strives to guide others on a transformative journey, using his artistic talent as a catalyst for personal development and empowerment.

Sergio Alvarez

Sergio Alvarez was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. After completing studies at Mississippi State University. Sergio has called New Orleans home for over 24 years and has lived in United States since 1976.

His first solo exhibition was at The Copan Maya Gallery in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in July of 1991.

His artistic renaissance began in May of 2011 as a therapeutic outlet. And his subsequent work was displayed at D.O.C.S. Gallery group exhibitions, during the summer of 2012 and 2013.

Sergio’s work impressed audiences as he bloomed with confidence during a group exhibit at TREO’s Gallery in September of 2014, (Windows Series). Sergio has participated in many group exhibits and two Bywater Biennials at The New Orleans Art Center, starting November 2015 and 2016. The paintings are inside with an outside feel, the light source is blue or white, attempting to give an artificial feel to the way the light hits the objects and distorted shadows, confusing the eye and our logic – what we think we know.

Over the past several years, The Artist’s work became political- with his reaction to the direction that our government began taking. It became a satirical representation of his frustration and anger. As the pandemic ensued, his work took on images of those affected – both people and animals, and as might be expected involved a wide range of emotions, from fear to outrage to pride, along with a sense of taking refuge in nature.

Sergio is represented by The Mind Body Collective, Ariodante Gallery, and New Orleans Art Center.