Don Brown (1962 − )
Don Brown, born in 1962 in Norfolk, attended the Central School of Art and the Royal College of Art.
His work comprises naturalistic, figurative sculptures of personal subjects including himself and his wife Yoko. Brown's work suggests classical technique but often plays with scale and colour, giving a more contemporary approach.,p>He exhibited in group shows at the Royal College of Art in 1988, Lisson Gallery in 1993, the San Francisco Art Fair in 1995, Ikon Gallery in 1997 and Sadie Coles HQ at Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin in 1999. His solo exhibitions included Don at Sadie Coles HQ in 1997 and the Jerwood Space Inaugural Sculpture Court Installation in 1998.
Buckman D., 2006, Artists in Britain since 1945, Vol 1, Art Dictionaries Ltd, Bristol
Existing or coming into being at the same period; of today or of the present. The term that designates art being made today.
An artwork comprised of many and various elements of miscellaneous materials (see mixed media), light and sound, which is conceived for and occupies an entire space, gallery or site. The viewer can often enter or walk around the installation. Installations may only exist as long as they are installed, but can be re-created in different sites. Installation art emerged in the 1960s out of Environmental Art (works of art which are three-dimensional environments), but it was not until the 1970s that the term came into common use and not until the late 1980s that artists started to specialise in this kind of work, creating a genre of ‘Installation Art’. The term can also be applied to the arrangement of selected art works in an exhibition.
A three-dimensional work of art. Such works may be carved, modelled, constructed, or cast. Sculptures can also be described as assemblage, in the round, relief, and made in a huge variety of media. Contemporary practice also includes live elements, as in Gilbert & George 'Living Sculpture' as well as broadcast work, radio or sound sculpture.
- UK, Canterbury, Sidney Cooper Gallery
- UK, London, Whitechapel Art Gallery
- UK, London, Ubs Warburg At Planit Arches
- Romania, Bucharest, National Theatre Galleries
- Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovak National Gallery
- Hungary, Budapest, Ludwig Museum
- Lithuania, Vilnius, Contemporary Art Centre
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- Croatia, Zagreb, Zagreb Union Of Croatian Artists
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