Glenn Brown

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2006
With a text by Tom Morton

‘Some things you might already know about Glenn Brown's paintings: they borrow their motifs from works by the heroes and villains of art history, among others Jean Honoré Fragonard, Georg Baselitz, Frank Auerbach, Salvador Dalí, Rembrandt and sci-fi artist Christ Foss; these borrowed motifs undergo formal and chromatic distortions and cross-pollinations; whatever the texture of the surface of the work from which they take their imagery (craggy in an Auerbach, smooth in a Dalí), the surfaces of Brown's canvases are absolutely flat, resulting in a kind of trompe-l'oeil; the titles of these canvases (Joseph Beuys, 2001, say, or I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper, 1996) often evoke seemingly incongruous episodes from the art or pop culture of the past that, on reflection, throw skewed light on Brown's skewed work. These, then, are paintings that are about vision and revision, about tweaks and twists – of a picture, of an expectation – and the pert surprises they produce.’

T. Morton, ‘Don't stop me now’, in Glenn Brown, exh. cat., Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2006, p. 5

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications
Text: Tom Morton
Publication date: 2006
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 31.5 x 30.4 x 1.3 cm
Pages: 39
ISBN: 978-3-935567-35-0

€ 35.00€ 28.00

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Glenn Brown

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Zimmerstraße 90/91, Berlin-Mitte

2006

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