Arthur Menezes Brum

Arthur Menezes Brum (b.1985) is an educator, artist, and consultant. His activities focus on interrogating creativity within and beyond the fine arts.

As an educator he seeks to reinforce the controversial concept that anyone can become an artist. He received his MFA from Yale University, and his BFA in from the University of Cincinnati.

 

Bad Idea in Orange, 2020.¬† Light bulb and dehydrated orange, ~12″x 3.5″ x 3.5″
Ash Canary, 2020. Hand sanitizer on painted cardboard effigy, ~ 5″ x 4″ x 3″
Alien Space Suit, 2020. Performance/Costume: Seersucker suit, N95 respirator, goggles, sunglasses, gloves, boat shoes, and latex mask.
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  1. Made my day. Thank you Arthur and Brainard. It’s Sunday, May 3rd. The interview was poignant. Some performances might not see the light of day as Arthur mentioned – but they do see a light somehow.

  2. […] Arthur Menezes Brum is an artist, educator and consultant located in Cincinnati, Ohio where he just moved from New York City. Brum finds much of his current work must be condensed. He is working on smaller sculptures and works using materials from his day-to-day environment under quarantine. A lot of this work at the moment has to do with the theme of keeping the interior world healthy while we are surrounded by illness. The artist is attempting to grieve what has been lost in the world while building up for an uncertain future that worries him. Another, less hermetic action Brum has begun taking is to venture out to get groceries by way of a park by his home dressed in a seersucker suit, white gloves, boat shoes, an alien mask and the appropriate medical mask, respirator and sunglasses. For Brum, this represents the alien nature of public mask wearing which, to him, feels like an aggressive action that is a constant reminder of illness and death. To hear more of the artist’s thoughts about the current moment and his work, listen to the complete interview. […]

  3. […] Arthur Menezes Brum is an artist, educator and consultant located in Cincinnati, Ohio where he just moved from New York City. Brum finds much of his current work must be condensed. He is working on smaller sculptures and works using materials from his day-to-day environment under quarantine. A lot of this work at the moment has to do with the theme of keeping the interior world healthy while we are surrounded by illness. The artist is attempting to grieve what has been lost in the world while building up for an uncertain future that worries him. Another, less hermetic action Brum has begun taking is to venture out to get groceries by way of a park by his home dressed in a seersucker suit, white gloves, boat shoes, an alien mask and the appropriate medical mask, respirator and sunglasses. For Brum, this represents the alien nature of public mask wearing which, to him, feels like an aggressive action that is a constant reminder of illness and death. To hear more of the artist’s thoughts about the current moment and his work, listen to the complete interview. […]