I create abstracts and expressionism works as a way to show my appreciation for nature and amazement of the world around me. Many abstracts start life as fractals, which is my way to balance my logical side with my creative nature. At times, I feel very split between art and tech geek. My work expresses the conflict.
My current work includes studying clouds and lighting. I'm pulling in science to create abstracts inspired by the planets and moons of our solar systems. My fractal abstracts continue to explore the natural repetition within them, plus whatever patterns I can add. I enjoy exploring the human fascination with patterns.
A native of New Orleans, living in Houston for over 29 years, Brandi Untz's first creative inspiration was her mother, who gave up pursuit of an art career to raise her twin children. She learned an appreciation for art and music from her mom's enthusiasm. She pursues the dream her mom never achieved.
A challenging childhood influences her work. She strives to show beauty with an undercurrent of the darkness that exists in life. A balance of light and dark, in the naturally unfair world.
Being in nature, as a hiker and runner, has always brought a sense of peace to Brandi. She demonstrates that appreciation in her expressionism work. Her long running series, Cloud, especially focuses on the sky, and the play of light above us.
Her abstracts focus on repeating patterns, usually as fractals, to explore the cool logic and math found in nature.
She was the first artist chosen for Hardy & Nance Studio's Residency program, which began in August 2017. She maintained Studio #6 as part of the three month program. She now occupies Studio #21 at Hardy & Nance, which is part of the historic, original warehouse district in the city of Houston. You'll find her work in many of their group shows, as well.
She also regularly shows at First Saturday Arts Market, the oldest fine art market in Houston.
She has also participated in other local shows, including at JoMar Visions, Affair D'Art in Galveston, and other local markets.