Brian James Spies
Artist Statement

Working in a research based methodology my work explores the relationship between the powerful and the powerless. I use a variety of mediums, with a focus on photography and printmaking, to critique the way we use language to reinforce social hierarchies. By utilizing aesthetic tropes from advertising and design my work exposes how the powerful use these structures to manipulate people by creating and maintaining artificial constructs that reinforce a sense of identity rooted in division.