December 2, 2023 / February 18, 2024

Patterns & Threads

Brian Robertson

833 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013
Open: Tuesday – Sunday 11 – 6

Featured Art

Over the Influence is thrilled to present Patterns & Threads, an exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles artist Brian Robertson.

Emerging from a common fabric, anonymous figures materialize and recede into the intricate tapestry of their surroundings. Geometric fragments converge, melding seamlessly to assume a collective identity, adorned with both form and name. Some figures exude a sense of levity, others gravitas, while a select few seem to invite the viewer to discern and share in their emotional state.

This new body of work is a departure marked by a shift in style, color, composition, scale, and technique—yet it is an evolution that remains anchored to enduring thematic undercurrents. At its core, Robertson’s oeuvre probes the intricacies of human identity, the extent of our agency in shaping our existence, and the perpetual quest for metamorphosis.


Brian Robertson

Born 1978 Albuquerque, N.M. – Living and working in Los Angeles, CA

Brian Robertson conceptualizes paintings through a process of both traditional drawing & digital composing, working within a strict color palette of black and white. Through a painstaking study process the artist visualizes countless options within a single work before he arrives at the final composition. Once the study is complete, he employs a wide range of techniques with acrylic paint, medium, airbrush, masking, and other tools to create the final painting.