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Watering the Plastic Plant by David Iain Brown

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Watering the Plastic Plant (2018)

David Iain Brown

56 x 76 cm | 22 x 29 in

Subject: Objects/still Life
Tags: Red, Black , Garden, Line, Plant

Original drawing in Indian Ink on BFK Rives Tan Paper, Imperial Size.

"This work is part of a larger body of work that i have been currently creating while still studying my Masters degree, the work exploring the world i inhabit extracting elements using drawings that are created in a smaller scale, then bringing certain elements back together to collage a narrative to create an image. Using these quick studies to create an ambiguous aesthetic with symbolic imagery."


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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