Photos by G. Art by Norbert Brunner.
Like me, if you’ve been looking forward to seeing a full length exhibit by Austrian artist Norbert Brunner, the wait is over. “Smiling Broadly” by Brunner is now showing at Claire Oliver in New York. Combining LED lights, 3 layers of Plexiglass and text made out of Swarovski crystals, each work by Norbert Brunner will make you question the interpretation of the traditional definition of a portrait. From a photograph, we only know about the moment in question, but what transpires before and after it are mysteries. When you look at Norbert Brunner’s works, you are confronted with a question or statement that will uplift you, while at the same time, a pair of eyes is seemingly waiting for your reaction.
I spoke with Norbert Brunner at the opening night reception and it was a great experience talking to him about the positive messages in his art. Some of the phrases you’ll see on his gorgeous works of art include “Recognize the Potential,” “Don’t Wait, Start Now,” “Visualize the Extraordinary” and “Anticipate Greatness.” These inspirational phrases and self-fulfilling prophecies make the viewer walk away from the gallery with the title of the exhibit fresh on their faces – smiling broadly!
“Smiling Broadly” by Norbert Brunner is showing at Claire Oliver (located at 513 West 26th Street in Manhattan) through March 24, 2012. Don’t miss it!