56 x 76 cm | 20 x 28 in
Original drawing in Indian Ink on BFK Rives Imperial sized paper.
"This piece is part of a series of large ink drawings that i have been creating during my Master Degree, using aspects my daily like i have collated a series of smaller drawings that help create these ambiguously created modern still life drawings. They explore the rural and personal elements of the everyday while bringing a mysteriousness to them."
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.