An artist exploring what the gap between the media’s message and the audience’s reality looks like. Redefining Surrealism.
Greg Mason Burns is a contemporary painter who focuses on emotional unknowns and in particular societal pressure, adventure, fear, frustration, stress, and chaos. His current works include paintings using oil, watercolor, charcoal, and oil pastel, and can be abstract and reductive in nature.
His long-term goal is to work from project-related grants and private sales and donations in order to advance his projects. He has been heavily influenced by Ernest Hemingway, Wassily Kandinsky, and in general the Fauvism and Expressionist movements, and to some extent transcendental idealism.
Burns has two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maine, one in Journalism and the other in Public Administration. He has a Master’s degree in European Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
To date he has exhibited at several locations in Curitiba, Brazil, including the Guido Viaro Museum, Artestil Gallery, Sacarro, Cafe Camoes, and Hacienda Cafe, as well as a rogue exhibit at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum.