COLIN BROWN

Saturday 20th January to Sunday 28th January 2018 from 11.00am to 5.00pm daily.

 

MEET THE ARTIST on OPENING DAY Saturday 20th January 2018, from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

 

Colin Brown (b.1962) studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (BA Hons 1982-86) and thereafter (Postgraduate Diploma 1986-87).

Brown is an internationally renowned collage (or found object) artist. Indeed he is listed/featured in key worldwide collage publications alongside such noteworthy's as Duchamp, Picasso and Rauschenberg.

To his remarkable credit/endorsement he won the Pollock Krasner Award NY in 1996, awarded by the Jackson Pollock Foundation.

This served to highlight that we had someone very special in Scotland. The problem is that our own internal recognition mechanisms also have to waken up to the fact that we have a modern art specialist/genius on our very own doorstep.

 

The approach is modern. It relies on found object, Global icons include Robert Rauschenberg and Richard Prince.
Appreciation requires a sophistication in art understanding. Rather than (old form) photographic-based representation, the artist (modern form) assembles his found objects on the canvas/board to create his conversation. Disparate fragments become one and (when in front of the work) the viewer is transfixed and made to slow down/pause, long enough to read the various elements. You can also return many times, on each occasion noticing new or different nuances.

The effect achieved is the perfect metaphor and an outcome of interest/engagement and a calmness results. 

 

Please call 0786 7800 935 if you would like to BUY or RESERVE one of his paintings.

 

LIBERTY

2015

Acrylic and Mixed Media
50cm x 50cm

 

£1650

SOLD

 

The central feature is a detail from the Delacroix painting 'Liberty leading the People' - with the French flag changed to the Saltire.

FONTEYN

Mixed Media on Canvas
26cm x 26cm

 

£595

 

 

TEOMAN

Mixed Media on Canvas
26cm x 26cm

 

£595

 

 

BEAVER CREEK

Mixed Media on Canvas
26cm x 26cm

 

£595

 

 

DIX 1

Mixed Media on Canvas
26cm x 26cm

 

£595

 

 

DIX 2

Mixed Media on Canvas
26cm x 26cm

 

£595

 

 

AUTRICHE

Mixed Media on Canvas
26cm x 26cm

 

£595

 

 

BLONDIE

Mixed Media on Canvas
26cm x 26cm

 

£595

 

 

YOU

Mixed Media on Canvas
26cm x 26cm

 

£595

 

 

SKIN DEEP

Mixed Media on Canvas
26cm x 26cm

 

£595

 

 

BROT

2017

Acrylic and Mixed Media
34cm x 34cm

 

£975

 

A gathering of random urban elements including graffiti.

CANTONA

2010

Acrylic and Mixed Media
60cm x 60cm

 

£1750

 

Tribute to French footballer and Film Star, Eric Cantona.

PROSPECTOR

2017

Acrylic and Mixed Media
60cm x 60cm

 

£1750

 

Looking at composition and balance

LISTE

2017

Acrylic and Mixed Media
60cm x 60cm

 

£1750

 

I had been reading about halftone photography, where an image is made up of dots. This brought back memories of looking at football photographs in my father's newspaper as a boy - I was always fascinated by the image being made in this way to reflect light and tone. The image of Scarlett Johansson is simply an example of this.

SUEDE

2017

Acrylic and Mixed Media
60cm x 60cm

 

£1750

 

Created at the same time as LISTE and also focusing on half-tone photography. The subject in this case is Brett Anderson, lead singer with the band Suede.

EMDEN

2016

Acrylic and Mixed Media
60cm x 60cm

 

£1750

 

Essentially an abstract composition focusing on balance and structure. The photograph of the two men provides the title, as it came from a studio in Emden. a city in northwest Germany.

BLACKSTAR

2017

Acrylic and Mixed Media
60cm x 60cm

 

£1750

 

2016 was a monumental year for the passing of many celebrated people - for me personally the most important was David Bowie. This work is simply a homage to the great man. By chance I was in Berlin the month after he died and I visited the very moving shrine all over the walls and pavement around his old apartment in Hauptstrasse.

 

GIANT SAND

2013

Acrylic and Mixed Media
60cm x 60cm

 

£1750

 

One of the urban/nature pieces.
Mixing street and music references with sedge warblers and George Stubb's "Whistlejacket".

 

TIGHTROPE

2015

Acrylic and Mixed Media
70cm x 60cm

 

£1800

 

Composition focusing on balance and structure.
The title comes from the image (top centre) of a tightrope walker Philippe Petit passing between the Twin Towers in New York.

 

ABBA

2014

Acrylic and Mixed Media
80cm x 60cm

 

£1895

 

Homage to the band, using various ephemera from the time. Also included are Swedish language theatre posters.

 

T-REX

2014

Acrylic and Mixed Media
80cm x 60cm

 

£1895

 

A tribute to Marc Bolan.

HURRI - KEN

2010

Acrylic and Mixed Media
80cm x 80cm

 

£2250

 

Homage to the great Glasgow Tigers Speeday star, Ken McKinlay.
The title comes from his nickname.

MANTOVA

2016

Acrylic and Mixed Media
100cm x 100cm

 

£3500

 

The title, as is often the case, comes simply from a word within the work. Mantova translates as Mantua - a city in Northern Italy. The German script in the centre means "We deliver, you enjoy !".

ZEBRA

2017

Acrylic and Mixed Media
64cm x 122cm

 

£3200

 

Although the title is self apparent with the Zebra in the front middle, the painting also balances two images of figures seen from behind. On the left, the film maker Jim Jarmusch and on the right an excerpt from the Caspar David Friedrich painting "Wanderer above the sea of fog".

 

PISTOLS

2016

Acrylic and Mixed Media
61cm x 123cm

 

£3350

 

Multi-layered built up surface in celebration of the punk movement - in this case the Sex Pistols.

 

STROZZI

2016

Acrylic and Mixed Media
120cm x 95cm

 

£3750

 

A large piece inspired by imagery found in Berlin. As in many other urban works, flowers and birds are included to bring nature back into play. The centre piece is a large yellow poster fragment overlaid with and image of Filippo Strozzi - part of the Florentine banking family who were bitter rivals of the more celebrated Medici family.

EINLASS

2016

Acrylic and Mixed Media
120cm x 100cm

 

£3750

 

Berlin urban homage. As in so many works the element of chance plays a vital part. Traditional structure and composition and including a petrel bird, some flowers and images of Josephine Baker and Bjork.

PINOCCHIO

2016

Acrylic and Mixed Media
120cm x 100cm

 

£3750

 

An example of the painted out technique. With a wonderfully varied surface of random and specific paintmarks combined with collage. The work embodies the spirit of finding and using, The title comes from the found theatre poster.

ZAPATA

2017

Acrylic and Mixed Media
120cm x 100cm

 

£3750

 

One of my series of paintings in homage to Berlin. The title references a fabulous old music venue called Bar Zapata which is sadly now closed. It was part of the legendary Tacheles building - a huge artists squat comprising dozens of studios. Closed by the Council a few years ago as the gentrification of Berlin continues.

 

 

AGENDA

2017

Acrylic and Mixed Media
120cm x 120cm

 

£3750

 

An example of a large work where the painting process is controlling and at times masking the collaged elements.

BRANCUSI

BRANCUSI

2017

Acrylic and Mixed Media
122cm x 244cm

 

£9000

 

A large composition, essentially abstract but with great emphasis on composition and balance. Celebrating contemporary culture, with imagery of Kirsten Dunst, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve McQueen and Fred Astaire.


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