Bryan Clavel’s self-portrait work is a docu-fiction narration of their life. Clavel’s photographs illuminate the dire consequences of isolation as a result of failure to connect with both ourselves and those around us. Their pieces study identity on a fundamental level raising questions such as, “what does it mean to look and in turn be seen?” One unifying characteristic woven into the fabric of every piece is the importance of transforming trauma into Art. Clavel’s portraits are a reminder of the strength in perseverance as well as the importance of interrupting the oppressive nature of silence. Their images ignite conversations about surviving and simply put, deciding that one’s life is worth living. To them, their practice goes far beyond object making and instead endeavors to become a voice of advocacy and solidarity. All in all, Clavel’s emotionally igniting and conceptual imagery allows the viewers mind to recite the stories illustrated. It is a self discovering narrative grounded on their own lived experience which inadvertently becomes a healing process for both the artist and others alike.
"Watering a Dying Flower" June 2018
"The Decisive Moment" October 2017
"Reflecting on Simplicity" March 2018
"Bryan's work is always emotional and strong, mirroring feelings so many of us feel but may not show. I look forward to every one of his pieces."-Gallagher Patrick
"So Powerful"-Anna D Bruce
"Touches my soul, thanks for sharing your talents"-Rey of Light Seniors
"Your art is beautiful, your work is inspiring"-James Michael Avance