Brendon Stuff is a young artist currently working out of Portland, Oregon. He Graduated from the University of Arizona in 2013, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. His interests include art, music, literature, existentialism, knowledge, emotion, and how to function in our world. Brendon plans to attend graduate school. He runs an art blog at www.stuffnotthings.wordpress.com.
Discovering a place for one's self is no easy task. This is a central struggle inherent to everyone and everything in our world. As we age, it seems easier to find a place; identity seems to solidify, we suddenly have an inkling of who we are. Really though, all that is being expressed is a familiarity with our surroundings, our understanding of ourselves, and our perception of how we fit into this world. My art is about the boundaries that we give to ourselves, and the rules that make up our lives. Why are we the way we are? Because our lives have made us this way. By creating my art, I am able to express my understanding of ideas such as personality, identity, and cultural belonging; these constructs are not built so much differently than a painting. Our life experience is dictated line by line, like strokes on a canvas; my art is an attempt to catalog this experience, and my thoughts about it.