sculptures from a single piece of wood
It’s still near me ^.^
Sometimes controversial but Brilliant
“Brown has likened himself to Dr. Frankenstein, creatively piecing together sections of figures, backgrounds, colour palettes, shadows and compositions, among other elements — but this approach goes far beyond that of cutting and pasting to create works of art that are without doubt his own.”
These were Rochelle Steiner’s words in an essay on Brown.
Glenn Brown (born 1966 in Hexham, Northumberland) is a British artist. He is known for the use of appropriation in his paintings. Starting with reproductions from other artists’ works, Glenn Brown transforms the appropriated image by changing its colour, position and/or size. As a result he has often been accused of plagiarism.
His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, France (2000); Serpentine Gallery, London (2004);Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (2008);Tate Liverpool, England (2009),which travelled to the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turinand Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest;and numerous group exhibitions including The Saatchi Gallery (1995); Centre Georges Pompidou (2002); Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion, (2003); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2005); Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2010), Kunsthalle, Vienna (2011), Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2012), Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2013), Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada (2013), and Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands (2013). His work is represented by Gagosian Gallery in New York and London,Patrick Painter Gallery in Los Angelesand Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin.
Brown, who lives and works in London and Suffolk, England. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2000. There was some controversy over his exhibition at Tate Britain for the Turner Prize, as one of the paintings was closely based on the science-fiction illustration “Double Star” produced in 1973 by the artist Tony Roberts.