The year 2016 kicks off with an intensely staged, looming “primal form of painting.” The crucial factor behind this year’s opulent work from Brixy is the “surprising” mixture of scenarios he evokes, in paintings which, through their scale, often appear more like theatrical set designs. His works pulsate masterfully from within: full of nuanced swathes of color and tonal shifts; full of the eruptive power of thickly applied paint and thundering, gestural swirls. And… battling elements in the “Tomorrow” series! These pieces, presented with 2015’s “Surprise” series, promise an exciting journey into the unknown!
» Brixy slams plenty of paint onto the strecher-frame square. He externalizes his innermost being. Bulges and insular formations cause the gaze to trip up as it feels its way across the canvas. One thing vies for space with another. Brixy (...), streaks and circles around the painterly substance with a kneading hand and an examining eye, (...). A wide-angle view of the world causes the paint to whirl. «
Christoph Tannert, Direktor Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin)