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Brush is Mightier than the Sword. (2018)

David Iain Brown

56 x 76 cm | 20 x 28 in


Subject: Objects/still Life
Tags: Words, Red, Ink, Black , Line


Original drawing in ink on paper.

Original drawing in Indian ink and red ink on BFK Rives Imperial sized paper.

"This piece is art of an ongoing series of ink drawing that i have been creating while studying my Masters Degree at Gray's School of Art. The imagery in the work is extracted from smaller drawings that i create while reacting to a location, i deconstruct the world around me to then manipulate and reconstruct in drawings that have a symbolic narrative that might be interpreted differently to each person."


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David Iain Brown

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. 


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