Alex brown is an expert in his approach to painting, embracing a vast variety of subjects including portraits, landscapes, still life and abstract work. His love of colour and observation unify his works, and his scientific and structured method allows him to fully analyse what nature has given us to appreciate.
Having gained his degree in fine art painting at the Camberwell school of art in the 80s, Alex has been a professional exhibiting artist ever since. With work exhibited at galleries in London, Cornwall, Monmouthshire and France, Alex has pieces in both private and public collections in the UK and abroad. As such, he has been commissioned by Transport for London to produce twelve paintings – including Art for Hospitals, St. James’ estate and Piccadilly. Plus, five of Alex’s palette knife paintings have recently been acquired by John Moore’s Liverpool University. They are now part of its permanent collection and hung in their Thomas Aquinas Building.
From Life Drawing Classes in Monmouthshire to Painting Courses in France, Alex has been a painting and drawing tutor for many years. BEGINNING APRIL 2018, ALEX WILL BE TEACHING AT COURT ROBERT ARTS.
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As a result of the industrial revolution and new technologies, photography and film developed into the main way of communicating. As a result, art began to move away from the conventions of depiction and representations. The journey of the artist became more concerned with self expression, experimentation and questioning conventions. Impressionism, expressionism, cubism, surrealism and abstract art, amongst many others, became the modern way. Conceptualism originated in the 60's and 70's but too hold in the 90's, and put the idea at the forefront of art practise. The concept could now inform how the work was made post conceptualism, it could well be more concerned with mass communication and multi media.
Traditional classical realism - 1860's. Modern Art - 1860's -1970's. Contemporary, post modern art - 1970's - current.
It's easy to believe you're not very talented and that other people are better at it than you but we are all very talented. Creativity is an inborn human condition. When we were children, we made very free beautiful paintings and drawings. At a certain age, we begin to make pictures of guns, cars, houses, families and so on. It's an understandable response to the need to fit in. But that's how we bury our freedom and creativity. I believe we still have those things just under the surface and with the right guidance, we can find it again.
The right way forward:
The first step is to realise we still have it and can find it again. We are all different and the mistakes and our natural tendancies are to be seen as advantages not weaknesses. To begin is to understand the different between us is the route to self expressionism and creativity.