Brendon Burton is a visual artist based in Portland whose style reflects his rural upbringing and an enduring fascination with lonely, decaying places; throughout his work, abandoned homes cower before immense backdrops of fields, hills, and storm-bruised skies. We’ve featured his work before, but here is a new series titled â€śAmerican Gothic,â€ť which reimagines the beauty and terror of the old â€świld westâ€ť through a contemporary lens. In cinematic, dreamlike scenes, Burtonâ€™s subjects (his friends) wander the dark countrysides, looking curious, ambivalent, or slightly afraid, all seemingly at risk of being swallowed up by the vast horizon. With potent moodiness and a gnawing existential dread, â€śAmerican Gothicâ€ť tells silent stories about isolation, uncertainty, and the strangeness of the world. Follow Burton on Instagram and Facebook for more.
Images Â© Brendon Burton Via Behance