Brian Robertson

  • CES_Gallery_Brian_Robertson_Always_On_My_Mind
    Always On My Mind, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame 18.75 x 14.75 in / 48 x 37 cm
  • CES_Gallery_Brian_Robertson_Dual_Natured
    Dual Natured, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame, 16.75 x 12.75 in / 42 x 32 cm
  • CES_Gallery_Brian_Robertson_Falling_In_Line
    Falling In Line, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame, 16.5 x 12.5 in / 42 x 32 cm
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    Hollow Form II, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame, 18.5 x 12.75 in / 48 x 32 cm
  • CES_Gallery_Brian_Robertson_It_Works_If_You_Work_It
    It Works If You Work It, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame, 12.5 x 16.75 in / 32 x 42 cm
  • CES_Gallery_Brian_Robertson_Maze_Form_1
    Maze Form I, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame, 14.5 x 14.5 in / 37 x 37 cm
  • CES_Gallery_Brian_Robertson_Off_Center_In_The_Wheel
    Off Center In The Wheel, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame, 60.75 x 55.75 in / 154 x 142 cm
  • CES_Gallery_Brian_Robertson_Reflections
    Reflections, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame, 24.5 x 12.5 in / 62 x 32 cm
  • CES_Gallery_Brian_Robertson_Skism
    Skism, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame, 54.75 x 60.75 in / 139 x 154 cm
  • CES_Gallery_Brian_Robertson_Two_Poles
    Two Poles, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame, 40.75 x 30.75 in / 104 x 78 cm
  • CES_Gallery_Brian_Robertson_Untitled
    Untitled, 2016, acrylic on panel, walnut artist’s frame, 40.75 x 30.75 in / 104 x 78 cm
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b. 1978, Albuquerque, NM
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

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Brian Robertson’s paintings collapse interiors, still lives, and dream-like deserts into visual puzzles that convey a sense of introspection and longing. The lexicon of objects that Robertson paints, including vessels, bricks, succulents, and screens, are without pre-determined meanings, but their interactions and placement in space create the psychological pull of a feeling felt though not quite named. Robertson references the forced perspectives of Ukiyo-E woodblock prints and the narrative strategies of Giorgio de Chirico, while also implementing his experiences with graphic design and commercial mural painting. Robertson’s complex visual systems propel the viewer around, centripetal forces with hollow forms at the center.

Brian Robertson (b. 1978, Albuquerque, NM) received his BFA from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He has participated in group and solo exhibitions at venues including CES Gallery in Los Angeles; BBQLA in Los Angeles; Boulder Contemporary Museum of Art in Boulder, CO; Pirate Gallery in Denver, CO; and Gildar Gallery in Denver, CO. Recent press includes Contemporary Art Review Los AngelesBlouin ArtInfoArtsySix-Inch Art & Literary MagazineD.O.Z.E. Collective, and L.A. Canvas. Brian Robertson lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Hollowforms

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