Lines and Colors art blog

Brian Despain’s world-weary and weather-beaten robots may be the “every robot” in all of us. At times active and engaged, at other times forlorn and seemingly lost, his dented and roughly textured copper-skinned automatons carry a darkly humorous portrayal of our own place amid the natural world.

I first wrote about Brian Despain back in 2006, when I pointed out my admiration for his approach to texture and subtle use of a controlled palette, plus my basic fondness for his original take on most things robotic.

Despain’s work is currently on view in a show at the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington until December 5th, 2009. There is also a page devoted to Despain on the gallery’s site that includes a video interview with the artist.

Despain’s own web site has been redesigned and expanded since my last writing, and there are also new resources elsewhere, including a Facebook page.

You will find some larger images on this blog post about a 2008 show at Roq la Rue.

There is also an iPhone app featuring Despain’s art, that can be appreciated simply as a gallery or used as iPhone wallpaper images, AppShopper review here, and iTunes link here.

[Via io9 and Drawn]


2 responses to “Brian Despain (update)”

  1. Are those parking meters or are my eyes deceiving me? Wow. Controlled palette is right. Composition ain’t bad either.

  2. Wow. You never cease to amaze me with the beautiful art you find and discuss. Thank you yet again for another great find.