Brian Belott: Circa Skippy

Tanya Leighton presents ‘Circa Skippy’ by New-York based artist Brian Belott.

‘Circa Skippy’ focuses on Belott’s acclaimed ‘Puuuuuuuuuffs’ series — paintings whose surfaces are stuffed full of thick cotton batting, paint-soaked sponges and amorphous blobs of colour. The wonky geometry of Belott’s “Puuuuuuuuuffs” are punctuated by fabric and knobs, handles and hooks gleaned from dollar stores. The fans and kitschy electronics that are set into the works surfaces remain switched on throughout the duration of the show, humming and flickering with performative energy that mirrors the artist's frenetic, unwavering personality.