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OIL ON CANVAS BY PAUL BROKKEN

“The very advantage that [great artists] enjoy consists precisely in the permeability of the partition separating the conscious and the unconscious.” - Carl Jung

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Painter Paul Brokken aims to capture a dialogue with his unconscious on canvas. His work is the result of an exploration of the human psyche, buoyed by his lifelong study of psychology both in practice and theory. Historically, Brokken has utilized gradations of light and negative space to reveal the mysterious visions of his walk through the unknown. More recent works have incorporated an illustrative vibrancy. Major influences include Redon, Gauguin, Munch, and Bob Dylan.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota on Halloween in 1955, Brokken began his formal education at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts with a minor in Art History in 1980. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the same institution in 1984, and continued his graduate studies at St. Mary's University in Counseling and Psychology in the early 90’s.

Brokken's works have been exhibited across the country with solo shows in New York City and a specific focus on representation in his native midwest. A recent recipient of the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council and McKnight Foundation grant, Brokken traveled to the northern coast of Scotland for a residency focused on an exploration of the mysteries residing in Smoo Cave. A prolific creator, he finds inspiration for his daily work in the rural countryside of his ancestral home in Southeast Minnesota.

 
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GET IN TOUCH

 

OIL ON CANVAS

 

GALLERIES

Lanesboro Arts; Lanesboro, MN

Pauls work is available at the following gallery

 

ARTIST RESUME

                                            Paul Brokken


paulbrokken31@gmail.com




EDUCATION

Masters of Fine Arts 1984

                  University of Minnesota

                  Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bachelor of Fine Arts 1981

                  University of Minnesota

                  Minneapolis, Minnesota


Exhibition History

           


           

January 15 – February 28, 2012 Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, Minnesota

                “Surfacing”


Oct. 4 – Nov. 9, 2008    Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota

                “Images from the Mind”   


June – Sept. 2007 Pottery Art Company, Redwing, Minnesota

                   “Recent Images by Paul Brokken”                                                                                                              


July 2003 – March 2004   Ben West Gallery, Hill City, South Dakota

“Paul Brokken – Recent Paintings”


Nov. 10 – Jan 6, 2002   Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota

“Images From Within the Shadow”


Nov 4 – Nov 30, 1998   Ezair Gallery, New York City, New York

                    “Paul Brokken Recent Paintings”


April 1 – May 30, 1989  Gallery Edification, New York City, New York

“Paul Brokken – One Man Show”



Galleries

Lanesboro Art Center. Lanesboro, MN

Ben West Gallery, Hill City, South Dakota

Bluff Country Artist Gallery, Spring Grove, Minnesota