Chicago-based artist Bruce Riley uses resin and paint to create vibrant, abstract shapes that blossom organically across large-scale panels. Pools of resin form the base of his striking creations, while drips and broad strokes of paint are layered endlessly in mesmerizing patterns that catch the light in interesting ways. Psychedelic and spontaneous, the paintings can grow to resemble anything from dreamlike visions to cellular, microscopic landscapes.
Riley emphasizes the importance of movement and exploration in the process of creating his works. “You’re always investigating. It’s not about an end result,” he says. “The paintings aren’t about specific things. They’re all about kind of the same thing. I’m not really trying to define any ideas, I just let it flow.”