Erik den Breejen: When I Cannot Sing My Heart, I Can Only Speak My Mind

Erik den Breejen: When I Cannot Sing My Heart, I Can Only Speak My Mind

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Signed and numbered edition of 190 by Erik den Breejen 

7 color screenprint on 300gsm Metallic Super Gold, 2019

When I Cannot Sing My Heart, I Can Only Speak My Mind is part of a recent series that features text in circular forms. When the circles intersect, the texts of each collide, but rather than have one phrase cover and obliterate the other, I began mixing a third color, a visual overtone, to use at this point of overlap. This way it is possible to read both of the intertwined texts, however abstract their shapes become. In the paintings, I use opaque paint and create the illusion of transparent layers. But the medium of screenprinting allows for the transparent inks to organically create this third color. 

Erik den Breejen was born in Berkeley, California. He is a graduate of Cornell University, where he received his MFA in 2006. Recent exhibitions include Song of the Earth at Freight + Volume, NYC, and Em Dash at Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR. Den Breejen’s large scale public works include murals commissioned by Public Art for Public Schools and Atlantic Records. Erik is a 2018 MacDowell Fellow and a 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Painting. His work is in collections throughout the world and has been featured in The New York Times, Artnews, Hyperallergic, Artnet, Maake, Whitehot, and more. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Made in Brooklyn, NY. Standard 18"x24" size for easy and affordable framing or let us frame it in our hand made Vermont maple museum frame featuring walnut splines, archival UV blocking glazing and acid free mounting.

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