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Delia Brown (American, b.1969)
LOT ID: 68299
Yin & Yang, 2000

Ink, on Watercolor Paper
10.25 х 10.25 in. (26.04 x 26.04 cm.)
Other, Not viewed out of frame.
Lot description
Frame: 16.5 x 17 in

Fusing ideas of duality with two distinct scenes unfolding before the viewer, 'Yin & Yang' by Delia Brown captures the air of aristocracy and imagined luxury often incorporated in her works. Executed in ink on watercolor paper and framed by the Yin & Yang sign, one scene portrays a young woman, looking forlornly at a black kitten walking past her, while above a man playfully holds a white kitten aloft in his hand. Brown plays each narrative off the other with the obvious themes such as male verses female and black verses white, but also with more subtle ones such as isolation verses engagement, a reoccurring subject in many of her intimate paintings.

Delia Brown (B. 1969), a figurative painter from Los Angeles, California, is best known for exploring desire, wealth and privilege within her works. Through art historical references and re-appropriated images, Brown’s work comments on the cluttered and empty bourgeois aspects of life. Her work depicting young females exude a sense of loss and meaninglessness, while her studies of mothers and children convey oppressive interiors lacking emotion and overwhelmed by useless objects. Delia Brown attended the University of London, Goldsmith’s College, received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. The artist has also held solo exhibitions at D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY; Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France.
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