We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Lomax and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandon, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I suppose I never really had much choice, although I still fantasize about being an archaeologist.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My work is multi dimensional, interdisciplinary, both fluid and solid. I work with non traditional notions of time and place. I use whatever medium seems appropriate for the idea, ranging from the very traditional to the very unexpected. I enjoy making objects as well as creating installation experiences. I suppose you could say my practice has become simply complex in recent years. Using mediums from sound and experience to sculpture and painting, I work hard to understand the complexity and subsequent similarity in the human experience. Recently my lens has begun to focus more on the earth and humanity’s relationship with it (needless to say it’s a complex relationship).
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First off, I have no idea what businesses I used to frequent will even survive this pandemic, and secondly I’m categorically pretty introverted so my happy places involve solitude as much as possible. That said my list is as follows: 1. My house 2. My studio 3. Several beaches north of Malibu 4. Ascot Hills 5. Belvedere skatepark 6. Don Toños restaurant
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have a small circle of talented friends who I lean on for support and analysis of my own work. We have been collectively (and informally) calling ourselves the Guild of Greener Pastures (GGP).
Other: not real big on social media