Brian Despain has channeled his childhood years spent daydreaming into oil-paint visions of a not too dystopian world populated by charming robots. His use of oils and his quasi-realistic style make Brian’s paintings seem like both glimpses into a mechanised future or an alternative Victorian past.
I love how he has portryed machinery as charismatic, questioning and sentient beings, and how each piece is tinged with humour. While his techniques and style aren’t cutting-edge, Brian’s warmth and character breathe new life into a traditional medium.
© Brian Despain 2010