56 x 76 cm | 22 x 29 in
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’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.