Text by Rochelle Steiner and Michael Bracewell and David Freedberg
A beautifully designed monograph surveying the career of artist Glenn Brown. Luxuriously filled with over 56 images, this book documents the bravura of Brown’s brushwork and his unique evocation of images. Recognized for his sheer, flat surfaces—intricately described yet deprived of mass, whose ambiguity is heightened further when altering colors, forms, or details taken from such gestural artists as Frank Auerbach, Salvador Dalí, Chiam Soutine, or Vincent Van Gogh—Brown creates a carnivalesque world where the rational and irrational, the beautiful and the grotesque are brought together in a vigorous state of play.
About The Author
Glenn Brown was born in Northumberland, England, in 1966 and studied at the Norwich School of Art, the Bath College of Higher Education, and Goldsmiths College, London. His work has been shown at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2004), Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles (2005), Biennale di Venezia (2003), and Centre d’art contemporain, France (2000). Rochelle Steiner is the former director of the Public Art Fund. Michael Bracewell is a British writer, novelist, and social commentator. David Freedberg is an art history professor and director at Columbia University, New York.