Bryan Ida’s work is a visually stunning tour de force incorporating elegant patterns, delicate marking-making overlaying intricate under-structures, and ranging from subtle nuanced colors to intense jewel-tones. Uniting the different bodies of work is a desire to capture a moment - sometimes it is the experience of a place, sometimes of a thought, sometimes an emotion. Ida explores the complicated relationships that are human existence and what it means to live in the world. He is visually exploring concepts such as time and memory, the experience of physical spaces, and the deeply fracturing social/political/environmental issues that exist in society. The paintings embody wonder and beauty and yet their messages are nuanced and complicated. There is a depth to the work physically in Ida’s layering process that reflects the multi-faceted depth of the human experience.