Brian Bress

Born:
1975
Residence:
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality:
American
Trust:
APT Los Angeles
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PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Opening day of the sixth edition of Frieze New York dawned bright and sunny, with over 200 galleries gathered to showcase contemporary art.

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  • Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles presents ‘In Lieu Of Flowers Send Memes’ by Brian Bress through June 17, 2017.

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  • I’ve been following your work for many years now with great delight, hilarity, and occasional tears. Something I wrote early on related to the pacing and peculiarities of children’s television, and how it had evolved in strange, complex, and interesting ways in your work. That element is still present for me but it’s been refined both technically and conceptually: the slowest movements unfurling at odd angles, the figures’ interactions with surface, the constraints of the medium, the discombobulation that can happen with time and image when pace and picture are tweaked. There’s a gaggle of questions all mixed up in there, but let’s start with: Where do your characters/figures begin? What is their inspiration, and can you describe your process of developing them?

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  • The multipurpose nuttiness that ran riotously through Brian Bress’ exhibition three years ago is tamped down and polished up in “

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  • Brian Bress' video portrait Infinite Man is actually of a woman, even though that woman wears a Gene Kelly look-alike mask and circles around for ten

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  • For proof that photography can open your world, look no further than the boundary-pushing second edition of Paris Photo Los Angeles, which runs from

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  • The multipurpose nuttiness that ran riotously through Brian Bress’ exhibition three years ago is tamped down and polished up in “

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  • Brian Bress' video portrait Infinite Man is actually of a woman, even though that woman wears a Gene Kelly look-alike mask and circles around for ten

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  • To Andrew Berardini, the greatest achievement of Brian Bress’s seemingly wild, surreal work is that it makes us keenly aware of a major phenomenon

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  • Multimedia works by critically-acclaimed emerging artist Brian Bress have been described as inventive, humorous, and “discomfortingly complex.”

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  • On a late winter afternoon in Los Angeles there's a kind of shadowless gray glare that's both heavy in mood and bright on the eyes.

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BIOGRAPHY

Brian Bress received his MFA from UCLA in 2006, his BFA from RISD in 1998, and has studied further at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing in Massachusetts. Bress has recently shown his work The Royal Box at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles (2009), and in 2007, Project Room, at Zach Feuer Gallery, New York and Pardon Me, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles. Brian Bress is Represented by the Cherry and Martin Gallery in Los Angeles.


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