Do Droids Dream of Numbers?: Illustrator Brian Despain

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longestrideIllustrator Brian Despain animates a mystical assembly line of robots that roam the stark backdrop of bleak and innocuous industry. As a self-professed Star Wars fan, it is no wonder that Despain creates droids that seem to be marching towards some unseen force or contemplating their scrap heap origins. Numbers also factor heavily into his work emphasizing individuality’s rally against factory uniformity. The number twenty-three emerges quite a bit as well which intriguingly brings up the “23 Enigma“.   Despain’s robots could invite you to tea at an electrical picnic one moment and ask you to take on stormtroopers in 1950’s dystopia the next.  Brian’s work was most recently exhibited at Roq la Rue Gallery as apart of the “Lush Life” group show.

“No matter the piece or the end result, it’s the art that we do for ourselves that wholly reflects us as people. It is that art which is purest, it is that art which holds the most magic…”-Brian Despain

Brian Despain Collage

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Written by corvusblue

September 29, 2009 at 7:01 am

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