Ross Brodar is a renowned New York City Outsider artist first discovered when selling his painting on the streets of Soho in the early-nineties. Labeled an Art-Brute and street artist with anti-establishment tendencies both by the press and art establishment, Brodar’s art work captures the cacophony of the street through his bold tribal urban paintings that have been gaining international appeal. Since before his discovery, Brodar has had a presence in the streets of NYC. Until recent years in his ever-defiant approach, Brodar set up his own gallery outside the Puck Building every year during the Outsider Art Fair – the premier showcase of art created outside the boundaries of official culture by self-taught and untrained artists. Brodar’s work is now showcased inside the annual exhibit and his evolvement within the Outsider Art Movement has been written about extensively including a cover-story by the Wall Street Journal of his Outsider Art Fair antics.
In recent years Brodar has also become an emergent filmmaker having written, directed and starred in his first short film A Screwdriver is a Thief’s Tool, which had its festival run in 2005. Since then, Brodar has been the writer and lead in the feature narrative Drawn In and directed the documentary Dark Visions, the story of gangster-turned-artist Dominick Montiglio. Brodar's latest documentary, Taming the Art Daisies and Lions turns the camera on himself and a group of artists during an exclusive arts residency when a group of odd-ball, untrained Outsider artists are asked to participate in the program. This is cinema verite meets reality with a dash of experimentalism as the viewer is taken inside the outsider’s mindset and creativity. This film has recently completed post-production and Brodar is working on his next documentary entitled Vices for Healthcare, taking on the issues of legalizing and taxing marijuana and prostitution to help fund healthcare reform.
1-Olof Art Gallery at Outsider Art Fair New York 2012 Artists "Olof Art Gallery"
A small selection artworks, from artists represended and exibith by Olof Art Gallery [Netherlands] at the Outsider Art Fair New York 2012.