The Hunter ~ Brian Profilio
Wight Night ~ Brian Profilio
The Budos Band ~ 2011 Tour of the South
You might have seen some of Brian's mythic and dastardly creatures without knowing it. Wight Night, above, was a tour poster for The Budos Band's tour of the south last year. And as a matter of fact, many other Budos Band posters, t-shirts, and collector's items were painstakingly drawn by him. Here are just a few.
The Budos Band with Pablo @ Bowery Ballroom, 2010
The Budos Band @ SF and LA, 2011
The Budos Band with Charles Bradley @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2011
You may not be as attracted to the morbidity of humanity as Brian is, but it's hard to deny his utter capacity to render his wild imagination. When I saw The Groundskeeper (below) at his Enter the Summoner's Circle Art Show, I was floored by his ability to work with light. The photo doesn't do the actual piece justice. When you see it in the flesh, seeing every infinitesimal nuance sends shivers up your spine.
Grave in the Tree
Brian has a huge body of work that is not yet floating around in the public eye. Personally, I was sucked in by a painting of an icy landscape illuminated by a cold moon that was at this show, but that I haven't seen since. However, you can keep up with him best on his blog, which he seems to be updating, or, of course, on The Budos Band Facebook page which gets constant updates.
Brian Profilio, photo by Kisha Bari
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