48" x 30"
Oil on Canvas
Harold Braul uses a combination of his hands, palette knives and brushes, the medium is worked in palpable strokes to create a rich, material texture. Braul uses loose brushwork, vibrating lines and diffuse light to feature themes of motion and flux that characterize his work: a cyclist corners a turn, a bird prepares to take flight, a bistro boils with bold, noisy color and lively figures. “My goal is to render a likeness of the scene before me while at the same time capturing the energy of the relationship between the subjects. I try to leave the audience with the idea that something has just happened or is about to happen.” Each moment represented suggests an unfolding narrative. Each moment, though ordinary, expresses the extraordinary play of light and color that may be found in the simplest scenes of city life.