HENRY BROWN

HENRY BROWN

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BIOGRAPHY

Henry Brown is an abstract painter who interprets pictorial space through dynamic geometric structures. His images appear fixed but illusionism animates the flat surfaces of his paintings. He alters visual perception to create changing representations of depth in each work.

Brown constructs full sized technical schematics for his paintings based on thumbnail sketches. He recreates the schematics on gessoed canvases and then paints his imagery. The underdrawings, left exposed, function as compositional elements in his finished work. Both the drawings and painted imagery exist on two distinct levels yet remain interconnected.

His painting process counters the apparent strict application of materials. Variations in pencil line deviate from the uniformity of mechanical drafting. He paints his hard edge color freehand. Knives mark surfaces as he fixes the drawings to the white grounds. Brown’s approach allows for incident in his work.

He has exhibited at MoMA PS1, New York, NY; Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL; Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX; and McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.

His work has been reviewed and reproduced in Flash Art, The New York Sun, ArtHouston and The New York Times. Houston Public Radio KUHF interviewed Henry Brown for The Front Row.

Brown’s awards include residencies at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and Millay Colony for the Arts. He holds an MFA from Pratt Institute and two BAs from the University of Maryland. Henry Brown lives and works in New York City.

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SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Henry Brown is an abstract painter who interprets pictorial space through dynamic geometric structures. He alters visual perception to create changing representations of depth in each painting. Brown has exhibited at MoMA PS1, New York, NY; Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL; and Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX. His awards include residencies at Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony. He lives and works in New York City. www.henrybrown.com