Brooks Shane Salzwedel draws ephemeral landscape images in layers of graphite, tape and resin.
His unusual, and painstaking, approach gives his images a delicate feeling of depth and otherworldly mystery. He often juxtaposes artificial constructs, like metal towers, with natural forms, both emphasizing the contrast in form and the odd harmony of their place in his compositions.
His images are largely monochromatic, with occasional touches of faint color, but within their gray and black tones they have a palette of “colors” that are reminiscent of Chinese or Japanese ink painting.
From September 12 to October 10, 2009, he will have a solo show at Black Maria Gallery in Los Angeles.