Nick Hackworth’s Critical Review of Scenes and Revelations

24th March 2024

There is something profoundly contemporary in the sensibility of Brittany Fanning’s most recent paintings.

Previously, Fanning, who spent seven years living in South Korea, painted Korean cityscapes. Her series Neighborhoods of Seoul (2019 – 2021) is a collection of accomplished, closely observed, visually intense, vibrant paintings of panoramas featuring a bewildering variety of abutting rooftops, the corners of buildings, full of intersecting planes and lines, shopfronts and quiet streets and alleyways, all of which she chose to depict largely empty of people.

“Wild Daydream” ©BrittanyFanning