Bruttig is a studio-based artist that experiments with materials and creates work that explores the spectrums between restraint and excess, minimalism and maximalism, painting and object. His work is interconnected, with one piece evolving into the next as the material or context transforms during the production and thought process.
He actively works to dispel the notion of a singular artistic mode of production, rather proliferating in several different styles and mediums including bound canvases and mixed media paintings. He makes objects by pouring, smothering, submerging, wrapping, connecting, stacking and layering such materials as polymer, thermoplastic adhesive, resin, wax, found objects, wood, and fabrics. By manipulating these materials to create something new Bruttig discovers the grotesque and the beautiful, the threatening and the protective.