b. 1965 , New York, NY
Deeply influenced by Islamic art, Perry Burns creates vibrant mixed media artwork which blends eastern and western aesthetics. Using a ‘visual language of abstraction – color, shape, line, mark, and texture, Burns merges the traditions of Islamic pattern and abstract expressionism, thereby consciously crossing boundaries of culture, history religion, race, ideology and politics. Burns uses a variety of media and techniques, including oil paint on canvas and monoprints on paper, to create colorful, abstracted patterns and rhythmically repetitive motifs, what he refers to as ‘visual mantras.’ Ultimately, he seeks to convey his impressions of different histories, narratives and experiences and create an experience of perception.