Brandel’s paintings of his sublime ‘other’ are a beautiful blend of figurative sensuality, bold lines, and intricate patterning reminiscent of Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. As with his Viennese predecessors, Brandel’s work explores the ever shifting duality between the body and abstraction. His figures blend sensually and effortlessly into the rich patterns of their environment; each force vibrating independently yet giving-in fluidly to one another. This continuous exchange seems to echo the dual relationships that inspire Brandel’s work, being husband and wife, artist and muse, painter and viewer.
Brandel is the recipient of several prestigious awards including The President’s Choice Award in 2000 and The Peggy Evans Award for Best Emerging Artist (from The Federation of Canadian Artists).
oil on canvas
122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48 in