Brian Thoreen Untitled, 2020
Brian Thoreen (b. Los Angeles, 1979) is an American designer and artist who lives and works between Los Angeles and Mexico City. He creates functional and nonfunctional works which gather their ethos from the integral nature of the materials within the application.  Focusing on material and form his works find ways to an unexpected existence, his body of work contains studies on material independence and interdependence offering the materials used an opportunity to be expressed. by filtering his ideas through the lenses of emotion, technique, playfulness and experimentation the end results vary but are aligned through a continuous thread. After relocating his primary place of residence to Mexico City, Thoreen has been offered many collaboration opportunities. In the last few years he has co-founded the nomadic gallery MASA as well as experimental glass making collective VISSIO. These partnerships have expanded his capacity for further experimentation.