Gareth N Brown

Gareth N Brown Biography Overview

b. 1989 England, Barking.

Artist Statement

Making paintings and drawings as a center of interest, using oils and acrylic to create works predominantly on canvas and occasionally wood. Works delve into the idea and assemblage of landscape and abstract painting. Beginning from underlying geometry and built upon placement of colour, presented work explore a characterisation of grandeur and the accidental.

Works can derive from an initial drawing or painting on paper and additionally, digital imagery. Prevailing works suggest a visible connection and influence through the understanding of painting, centurial to both romanticism and abstract expressionism movements. A expression of constant involvement to painting emerges and becomes apparent. Paintings are intentional in trying to connect through the concept of psychogeography, appearing imposing in scale and embellish the gesture of paint. Encouraging the observer into the vast landscape format, to analyze the material and techniques used. Shifting focus ­­towards a paintings substance and surface.

Painting ideas and forms are frequently the result of many smaller consistent studies, helping ascertain a greater sensibility of my environment in relation to object and colour. Periodically working towards ideas through photography, sources are generally taken from urban and rural environments, concerning architectural visualisation and natural uncultivated land. Photographed images are then printed and painted on, becoming an additional exploration and action to painting.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

(IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION  Colleges and universities attended. Dates, qualifications and courses.

6/2013      University of East London, FINE ART,  Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

11/2011     Barking and Dagenham College, FINE ARTS, Higher National Diploma

7/2009     Barking and Dagenham College, ART AND DESIGN (FINE ART), National Diploma

6/2007     Redbridge College,  MEDIA, BTEC First Diploma

6/2006     Redbridge College, INTRO. ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA,  BTEC Diploma

 

The Foundling Museum

Volunteer, Gallery Steward and Visitor Assistant. 2016.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Exhibitions

2013    Degree Show, University of East London.

2012    Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.

2011     Nine, Free Range, The Old Truman Brewery, London.

2010     The Lottery of Birth, Atrium Gallery, Old Building LSE, London.

2011     So It Begins, The Gallery, Barking Learning Centre.

2010    CMYK, The Gallery, Barking Learning Centre.

2010     The Interim, Barking and Dagenham College.

2009     End of Year Exhibition, Barking and Dagenham College.

Commissions

­2010     Fresh Wharf Estate, Mural Competition, Barking and Dagenham College 2nd prize-

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