An exhibition of new works by Colin Brown
25 August - 8 Sptember 2018
This solo exhibition will feature a selection of new works by Colin Brown. Dundee born, Colin went on to study in the city, gaining an Honours Degree in Fine Art (Painting) and then a Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art (Painting), graduating in 1987 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. He has spent periods of time living and painting in Europe – including a four month stay in Florence and four years in Düsseldorf – and regularly revisits Europe sourcing material and inspiration for his new works.
Brown’s process involves a range of materials including acrylic and oil paints, collage, glazes and varnishes. The paintings are created on wood panels and utilise more urban colours than the colours of nature. Ultimately they aim to celebrate the spirit of modern culture, the pleasure of finding and using, and the ‘Dada-ist’ ideal of looking at society in fragments.
His paintings have received a number of awards, most notably a major Artist’s Grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York in 1996 and in 2005, he was a finalist in the Aspect Painting Prize. Over his thirty years, Brown has built up a strong international career profile, with regular exhibitions of his paintings throughout the UK, Europe and America and shows regularly at Fraser Gallery St Andrews.