Brian Rochefort, 2008 Lilian Fellow
ROCHEFORT grew up in Rhode Island. He attended the Rhode Island
School of Design, where he graduated with honors in 2007. He
is the recipient of the 2007-2008 Archie Bray Lilian Fellowship.
"I intended my Rockstar Energy Gloops
to be a commentary on the relentless commercialization of
everything in sight, and the trend obsession that infects
and saturates every facet of modern life. What is most important
about my recent work is the form itself, and its interaction
with the surface painting where I incorporated celebrity
status, pop icons, tattoo motifs, graffiti, glitter, and
the ubiquitous hearts and stars. Like an abstract narrative
on a Greek vessel, these spray painted globular, suggestive
forms tell a story about this time period in American Culture."