(b.1994) is an #American #visual artist based in Portland, Oregon. Brendon spent his childhood in an isolated community where he developed his distinct style and interest in vacant and decaying places. His work focuses on the side effects of cultural isolation and the concept of liminal space. Experienced in shooting fine art, #documentary and #fashion #photography his work has been featured internationally in galleries and numerous publications.
considers #books the best way to experience art. He has spent decades studying books about the art, mythology, religion, and #history of cultures from across geography and time. Entirely self-taught, Zupa looks to works by German Renaissance printmakers, Flemish primitives, abstract expressionists, Japanese woodblock artists, and Mughal painters for inspiration. He also frequently incorporates religious iconography from Europe, Asia, and Pre-Columbian Latin America with revolutionary propaganda from around the world. With a distaste for ironic art or the thoughtless appropriation of #culture, he integrates seemingly unrelated images in search of something universal. Zupa does not create any of his art digitally; everything comes from his own hand.