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Gardeners Paradise by David Iain Brown

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Gardeners Paradise (2018)

David Iain Brown

56 x 76 cm | 22 x 29 in

Subject: Objects/still Life
Tags: Red, Black , Line, Ambiguous, Shape

Original mixed media drawing in Indian ink on a Tan BFK Rives Paper.

"A modern twist on a still life, extracting elements of my daily life and imagery that is captured in drawings that i create. Enlarging these smaller drawings while changing the composition of the original drawing, I create an abstracted still life that is more honest and personal to myself. Each drawing has hidden symbols that only i know where they are coming from, i want each viewer to interpretative the piece in their own way. This piece has been inspired by a trip home to my grandparents home and a few elements that have been extracted from the city i live in - currently Aberdeen."


David Iain Brown

Since completing his Master’s Degree in Fine Art at Grays School of Art in 2018, Brown has exhibited widely. His most recent show was his first solo exhibition at Nina Sagt Gallery in Dusseldorf. 

Brown draws on our connection to everyday life, his work focuses on the space between abstraction and reality. Taking inspiration from mundane objects and artefact and experiences and memories cultivated from the monotony of daily life - his work tells a story, is bold and built upon the history of its layers - with the concept of time passing as a prominent theme within the work. The work holds tensions - between the additive and subtractive process', the making and unmaking of an image. 

More recently Brown’s practice has taken a more organic turn, inspired by the rural surroundings of his native Scotland, gardening with his grandfather and looking more deeply at the environment he encounters. Extracting from his surrounding he uses quick observational drawing from nature as new starting points for work - creating vibrant work with an energetic, immediate and gestural approach to mark making.

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