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Glenn Brown

[1966 - ] View All Work

Mining art history and popular culture, Glenn Brown has created an artistic language that transcends time and pictorial conventions. His mannerist impulses stem from a desire to breathe new life into the extremities of historical form. Through reference, appropriation, and investigation, he presents a contemporary reading of images new and remembered. Borrowed figures and landscapes are subjected to a thoughtful and extended process of development in which they gradually transform into compelling, exuberant entities. In sophisticated compositions that fuse diverse histories—the Renaissance, Impressionism, Surrealism—Brown creates a space where the abstract and the visceral, the rational and irrational, the beautiful and grotesque, churn in a dizzying amalgamation of reference and form.

Glenn Brown was born in 1966 in Northumberland, England. He studied at the Norwich School of Art, England; Bath College of Higher Education, England; and Goldsmiths College, University of London, England. Brown’s work has been included in numerous group and solo museum exhibitions.