I long to create environments that invoke the fantastical--paintings that feel like your favorite novel.  When starting this piece, my mind was fixated on an oasis hidden deep in the jungle, a place to enjoy a respite from the journey.  Most of my work is based on the natural and organic, if the natural and organic were on a distant planet.  This painting is continued along the wrapped sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Brandon Moon

We Leave at Dusk

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

36" h x 35" w x 1.5" d
8 lbs. 8 oz.



Brandon Moon
Jersey City, New Jersey

Getting to Know Brandon

Brandon Moon’s abstract expressionist paintings are complex, tense, optimistic, impulsive, and psychedelic. Each piece depicts another world, or many worlds within itself. His work speaks to the complexity of society, and the overwhelming stimuli of the day to day in modern life. Living in a big city like New York can be both exciting and scary. Some days the city shines like a utopia, and other days you feel a degrading dystopian weight upon you. While many artists seek to simplify what they see and experience in the world, Brandon takes all of the information and unleashes it onto the canvas. Using a surrealist free-association technique, he takes us on a journey through his subconscious mind. Each mark leads to the next, and each painting is a continuation of the one before it. However, the work remains extremely precise and controlled, with bright colors and bold graphic shapes that are reminiscent of an 80’s street art style. The paintings change depending on the distance you view them at. They are entirely different works viewed 5 feet versus 10 feet away. Brandon approaches his art without hesitation, and in turn, he and his viewers are rewarded with discovery.