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David Iain Brown

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Degree: Ma Fine Art
University: Grays School of Art
Graduation Year: 2018

New Blood Art Statement

David Iain Brown’s work is evocative of Germano Celant’s vision of Arte Povera and the idea of the artist as an individual devoted to the “self-projection of human activity”. His work involves a performative reflection on the creative process. Often using found objects from his own and other artists’ studios, he explores the artistic process, and in turn, the life of artists. Brown seemingly comments on artistic intention, through the use of reclaimed objects from other artists’ studios, and through a process of layering (and thus erasing) of his own work. This process of layering, simultaneously hides and reveals his artistic process through blankets of colour and intricate layers of line. Through this technique the work communicates a play between past and present. Brown’s eclectic use of material produces a dynamic and tactile aesthetic, exploring the depths, and indeed meaning, of artistic creation. 

Artist Statement

I am currently studying my Ma at Gray's School of Art, my work has changed due to new elements that have been incorporated into my practice since degree show time. I have accepted digital technologies such as laser cutting and the CNC machine, these tools that i have added to my practice has helped me push through barriers within my own artistic practice. While still building layers using colour, screen print and hand painted elements along with areas that have been etched using laser cutting or cnc'd to create a drawn line element within the wooden substrate. Recently since going on a study trip to Shetland, my work has once started to change looking at the form of the landscape, using drawing as the beginning point and then building the work up using a mixture of digital and analogue processes. The colour palette that i have be working with is taken from the Shetland landscape, i feel going down the route of using colour as a tool to further change how the viewer looks at the work. I shall continue to make a body of work inspired by the trip to Shetland and the surrounding islands. As well as using other experiences where i capture a place in that moment and time, how i see the world around me and capture it in my own unique way.

Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions 


2018. Silence and Emotion, Clouds Art + Coffee, Tokyo
2018. Gallery Opening,The Blue Roof Gallery, Oyne 

2017. Beyond the Studio, BP Atrium Gallery, Dyce. 

2017. The Blue Roof Gallery Opening, Oyne.

2017. Best Of Degree, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow. 

2017. New Generation, Compass Gallery, Glasgow

2017. Degree Show, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. 

2017. Pre-Degree Show, Hatch, Aberdeen. 

2017. Whatever Sticks, K u k u Klubi, Below Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia. 

2016. BASE Collective Presents: Exposure', Humbolt State University, California, USA. 

2016. Dressed In Grey, SWG3, Glasgow. 

2016. Pomegranite: Three's Company', Cellar 35, Aberdeen. 

2016. A View of The Bridge, Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen. 

2016. Drawing In Response Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen. 

2016. BASE Collective Presents: Exposure', Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. 

2016. Rapid, AU Gallery, Brunnengasse, Vienna. 

2016. Penultimate, Peacocks Visual Arts, Aberdeen. 

2015. Pomegranite: The Second Coming, Bottle Cap Company, Aberdeen. 
2015. Meraki, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. 

2015. Three Words, The Academy, Aberdeen.

Original works:

Brush is Mightier than the Swo...

By David Iain Brown

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Cloudy Cafetiere

By David Iain Brown

£440

Antique Perfume Bottle

By David Iain Brown

£175

Big Scissors

By David Iain Brown

£175

Wonky Stool

By David Iain Brown

£175

Umbrella

By David Iain Brown

£175

Bronze Vase

By David Iain Brown

£175

Grandfather's Watering Can

By David Iain Brown

£175

Whisky Afternoon

By David Iain Brown

£250

Just Incase of Emergencies

By David Iain Brown

£250

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The White Mist, Blue Harr

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Up Cycle 1

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Ladder Top Combine

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The Listeners Sisters

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The Listeners Birth

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Its Not a Drawing Board Anymor...

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Jason's Offcut

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Dark Sky, Blue Sea

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Structural Lands

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Balancing Act

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A Sequence of Drawings

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White City Abstraction

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Deconstructed Assemblage

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A Cluster of Drawings

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Multi Stratis

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A Trio of Blueness

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Blue Sky Drong

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Pink World

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Gardeners Paradise

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Watering the Plastic Plant

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Is It Tea Time Yet?

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Keep an Eye on the Watering Ca...

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Pound of Strawberries Sir

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