Brian Rochefort’s unedited ‘gloop’ sculptures represent a relentless material romance. These sculptures represent a blending of old and new ceramic techniques. These perfectly mis-informed hollow, ceramic vessels are at once complimentary to one another while each retains their own distinct composition and form. Each piece’s surface, texture and sheen reflect and exuberance of possibilities that are experimented in combinations with the vessel as canvas or laboratory. Brian Rochefort is a Los Angeles based mixed media sculptor working in ceramic, glaze, and automotive paint. Born and raised in Rhode Island he attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
Brian Rochefort’s unedited ‘gloop’ sculptures represent a relentless material romance. These sculptures represent a blending of old and new ceramic techniques. Made with ceramic, glaze and automotive paint.
Early work from Rochefort, before his transition to a heavy use of glaze for messy, gloopy or caustic surfaces. “Stubby the Dwarf” is remarkable in its antithesis to this subsequent approach, the fantastically smooth and monochromatic porcelain expressing familiar fascination with surface at its entirely opposite point, all tactile and fully impenetrable in its cold gleaming resolve. Comparatively, the figurative gesture of the object itself hints more toward a state of collapse — a biological form disintegrating or cleaved into a tumbling mass.