Meetup with artist Briden Cole Schueren
Meetup with artist Briden Cole Schueren. Meetup met kunstenaar Briden Cole Schueren.
Thursday 21 february 8 pm – Donderdag 21 februari 20:00
The Manor Hotel Linnaeusstraat 89 Amsterdam
About Briden Cole Schueren Briden Cole Schueren, his artistic exploration began in the rural Pennsylvanian town of Cooks Forest, with his grandmother Norma, a painter. From his grandmother, he learned to convey complex emotions through deliberate brushstrokes and color usage. As a child, Briden struggled with a learning disability, resulting in his struggle to connect and socialize with other children. Seemingly, these early adversities are his source of strength, as Briden says, “I am a very tactical person, and as a kid, making art, by exploring textures and media allowed me to express my emotions and connect with others.” This broad body of work boasts both unique textures and mixed media used across the entire collection. The usage of texture entices the audiences urge to feel his process with their fingertips “Creating art is very therapeutic for me. I want people to feel the texture of my art, as if they were there during the creation, dragging their fingertips across the surface to feel every movement I made.” There is a strong belief in this artist, that all artists can and should explore different ways of making art: “If you are creative-minded there should be no medium of art you cannot master—if you put your mind to it and work hard at it.” Being born a female-bodied person, the challenges, obstacles, and personal reformations have been abundant, leading to the happy person he is today. Often he credits, “my ability to create and explore through art as a practice, has saved my life.” This has lead to him finding his purpose in life, to create. Briden sees his work as having the power to help others in a similar way. “I share my art because through this experience my life has been forever changed, and I want to encourage anyone who will listen, to find their creative facet in life for themselves, to find what allows them to express their truth, as art has changed my life for the better.” Website Briden Cole Schueren