Ridiculous looping videos
Brian Bress (Norfolk, 1975) studied visual arts at the University of California in Los Angeles, and went on to study film, animation and video at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Nowadays Bress lives and works in Los Angeles. He is a video artist and makes short absurd and narrative looping videos. The leading role in these movies is for bizarre characters with outrageous costumes (mostly played by Bress himself), with collages of objects that he collected from thrift shops as a background. By using an innovative, completely personal imagery, absurdity and a whimsical pace, people are stimulated to alter their assumptions on reality. Brian Bress is also known for his video portraits of costumed actors with curious masks. By concealing their identity, Bress uses a humoristic way to leave his audience in doubt.
Exhibitions and publications
Brian Bress has had several solo exhibitions and was part of numerous group exhibitions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the New Museum in New York, the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rome, Kunsthalle Basel and Pholto Biennale in the Korean Daegu. His videos are part of the collection of museums like the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and San Diego, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum. A lot has ben written about his work in newspapers and prominent magazines.
Brian Bress & LionelGallery
We at LionelGallery follow Brian Bress closely and maintain a good relationship with the American gallery that represents him. So if you are interested in the work of this innovative video artist, you have come to the right place. Our gallery is centrally located on the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat in Amsterdam. We would be delighted to welcome you to our gallery, where besides looking after the interests of our international clientele we also organize inspiring exhibitions on a regular basis.
Obtaining a Bress
If you consider buying one or more works of art by Brian Bress, we would love to assist you in that process. To be able to help you in the best possible way, a preliminary talk would be advisable; during which you can indicate which videos would be a valuable addition to your current collection. After that, we can tell you a bit more about our expertise, our contacts and how we can assist you in the acquisition of the pieces you have chosen.