Emerging from a history of innovative West Coast artists, who pioneered the Finish Fetish and Light and Space movements, Brindle has mastered the industrial materials at his disposal - airbrush, auto paints, resin, wood. Borrowing tools and techniques from the industrial complex of California car culture, Brindle applies paint to the surface of his Strata paintings in multiple layers of fine airbrush sprays. The high gloss, resin finishes appear to liquify the shimmering stratums of color beneath and the effect is intoxicating.
Atmospheric gradations of color are encased in hardened surfaces in a constant push and pull between depth, light and texture. Capturing the effect of light purely with color is where Brindle excels as a painter. Immersing the viewer into luminous, chromatic fields, these paintings transcend the representational suggestion of land and sea, evoking something more elemental, like vast & infinite horizons rushing across time and space.
Casper Brindle grew up surfing the beaches along LA's coast during the 1970's and 80's, and worked for Light and Space artist, Eric Orr, in the late 1980’s. His work is in the permanent collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Malibu, CA and has been exhibited at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, CA.