Days in Europa04 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020
We welcome Colin Brown to The Gallery for the first time this March. Colin is a fine artist and former graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee who has lived an exhibited in Europe for several years. He is now based in Stonehaven in the North East of Scotland. Brown has developed a strong international profile with regular solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including major solo shows in Hanover (1998), London (2010) and Singapore (2013). His work has received a number of awards, most notably an Artists Grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York in 1996.
"I employ a variety of mixed media to explore human histories, random and specific mark making, urban imagery, and handwritten and printed script. My paintings implement urban tones and are normally created on wood panel. Through my use of collaged materials, I celebrate the reusable and the found.
I approach each work by marking a series of ‘reference points’, which develop as I build up the surface in layers. Gradually a dialogue between the painting and myself is established, and a definite direction is formed. I allow the work to develop naturally year upon year, sometimes revisiting locations or conducting additional research. By infusing direct reference with memory, narrative and allegory, each picture assumes a significance that is at once deeply personal and open to interpretation. Ultimately, my work aims to capture the spirit of modern society. The continent of Europe continues to fascinate me, and has proven a major source of inspiration for my new series of paintings Days in Europa."
Wild Wild Life View details
Wild Wild Life2019acrylic and collage on panelH:60cm W:60cm£1,750Yildiz View details
Yildiz2019acrylic and collage on panelH:60cm W:60cm£1,750Edinburgh View details
Edinburgh2019acrylic and collage on panelH:60cm W:60cm£1,750Bananas View details
Bananas2019acrylic and collage on panelH:60cm W:60cm£1,750Rotterdam View details
Rotterdam2019acrylic and collage on panelH:60cm W:60cm£1,750Aventine View details
Aventine2019acrylic and collage on panelH:60cm W:60cm£1,750Coltrane View details
Coltrane2019acrylic and collage on panelH:60cm W:60cm£1,750Meld View details