New York based artist Frank Brunner is a contemporary painter who fuses traditional paintings with ideas drawn from recent history. His work has been dealing with the artificiality of nature and the complexity of imagemaking. 45° is a series of paintings revolving around the artists’ exploration of pictorial elements inspired by the composition of liquid reflections in New York parks and public spaces. In this body of work, the artist has expanded and challenged his style: the surface of the paintings have been worked over and over again; employing a dripping device whilst the canvas lay horizontal on the ground. After completing his degree in painting at the National Academy in Oslo, Norway, Frank Brunner spent a year studying at the Iliya Repin State Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. He then relocated to the United States to study at Yale University, where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2000.