Review by Hannah Baker for “Interrupting Entropy: Selections from the Betlach Collection” Santa Clara, CA
Ed Belbruno’s art is entropic in process and inspiration. As Belbruno states of his own work, “I completely let go, allowing my inner-self to guide me through the creative process, which can appear to be random.” As he paints, he focuses on not focusing. “If I start to think, I stop painting,” he explains. Belbruno’s method encapsulates creative entropy as an innovative rather than destructive force. While his pieces seem to reference Van Gogh in style, the process is perhaps more closely related to Jackson Pollock. By letting go, channeling randomness, and letting chaos be the source of his creation, Belbruno expresses a complete lack of regard for art institutions. Belbruno creates just to create. When one takes a closer look at Belbruno’s lifestyle and artwork, distinctly entropic elements come together. Click here for entire article.