At first glance, Brooklin Soumahoro’s paintings appear manufactured. “I want it to be so good, so technically flawless,” he says, “because that’s how I work—like a machine.” But this self-description belies the level of warmth and care that he pours into every piece. “I grew up playing sports, and my coaches would always say, ‘You have to leave it all on the field.’ I need that feeling of leaving it all in the studio.”
Artist Brooklin Soumahoro Wants To Be as Flawless as a Machine
Brooklin Soumahoro likens his works—complex, calculated, and painstakingly precise—to bursts of lightning, an apt descriptor for an artist who pours every ounce of his energy onto his canvas.