Artist and Educator from New York living in Japan with a background in the kids toy industry, streetwear, and educational media.
Brian started his professional career as a product designer of kids' toys for major manufacturers in America and Japan, later pivoting to art toys and streetwear in the late 1990's - early 2000's and eventually into educational media and running a design-driven ESL / Arts N' Crafts school in Japan.
In 2016 he began creating tactile portraits and took the bold step of using found paper elements as fill-ins. The collaging was a departure from traditional (and digital) means of creating color fields and discovered this to be a truly therapeutic process. The cutting, gluing and handling of materials connected the artist to a time and place where those tactile experiences formed the essence of his being. 'It was like being in kindergarten again, nothing had to be perfect anymore.'
Between 2016-2021 Mr.Brian Design held several mixed media exhibitions throughout Japan and began making digital versions of these works for the crypto art space in late 2021.
Some of Brian's NFT projects include; Mixed Media Portraiture , MIXED COMPANY, COMPANyons, and Labor of Love.
As an American living in Japan for more than 17 years, his work tells a story of street fashion and people. The cute, quirky, gritty, ugly, pretty, gnarly, sensational aspects of people spanning decades and countless subcultures, through the eyes of a person who has adapted as much as one possibly can, detached from his own culture and using art as his voice.
CREEPY BUDDY also includes an accompanying AR Experience (Adobe Aero smartphone app required).
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