Brian Bress

One of the best things about collecting art is meeting the artist. It gives you a completely different perspective about the art. We have been following Brian‘s work for years and finally got an opportunity to meet with him and take the plunge. What a fantastic morning.

We drove out to Glendale from Venice making our way up to Burbank and coming back down. At least we were always moving. Brian’s studio is quite large. A variety of rooms with super high ceilings including art on the walls and a kitchen area. Really comfy. This piece was part of one of his video pieces.

Brian’s creativity around each of his pieces is impressive. He began in the film world so it is not surprising how his work is a culmination of creating the end video product. He paints, he makes outfits, he sculpts costumes, he does decoupage to create the character he plays inside the video who then plays around inside the film.

His studio is a combination a backroom of a garment design shop to a movie set.

Extremely inspiring artist who is just charming.

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    To cool.Yup meeting the artist–or winemaker for that matter–reifies the whole thing including your own perception.A few weeks ago, reunited with an old friend who has become a bit of an upcoming artist in LA over the last decade. Spent a day with her in her studio getting to reknow her through her art. And renew our long friendship.This is her: for this post!

  2. Pointsandfigures

    The cat in the top pick looks a bit stoned no?

    1. Gotham Gal


  3. Kirsten Lambertsen

    I love your art posts 🙂 I hadn’t heard of Brian, so today I learned. His work looks *delightful*.

  4. LE

    Have to say that I am really impressed and interested in the business angle of what he is doing. But even after searching I am not able to find out what art like this (video art) costs.This page has some info on it. Seems to be $10k to $20k range which is about what I would have guessed (not knowing much about the art market).

    1. Gotham Gal

      That page is great.

  5. DM

    Did Brian say he makes the costumes? He doesn’t. A very talented designer named Richard Middlen has been making all of Brian’s costumes for years.

  6. Conrad

    I was fortunate enough to visit Brian’s studio. They guy he has making the sculptures and costumes is amazing! I learned more from him than any single art class I’d taken.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Love it!