James Brown

(American, b. 1951)

black and blue evening by james brown

James Brown

Black and Blue Evening, 1991

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opus contra naturam (snakes) v, by james brown

James Brown

Opus Contra Naturam (Snakes) V,, 1993

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Biography

Timeline

1951
Born in Los Angeles, CA
1972
BFA, Immaculate Heart College, Hollywood, CA
1973 - 1975
École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1975
MA, Immaculate Heart College, Hollywood
2000
Founds Carpe Diem Press together with his wife Alexandra, they edit limited edition artist’s books in collaborations with writers
Lives and works between Oaxaca (Mexico) and Paris

Exhibitions

2011
The Realm of Chaos and Light, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France (solo)
2009
Into the Emptiness, SOAVE Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Alessandria, Italy (solo)
James Brown/Stephen Mueller: Bronzes and Paintings, Otto Zoo, Milan, Italy (solo)
2008
Les fleurs du mal, Arcos – Museo di Arte contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento
Sotheby’s – Palazzo Broggi
Arte contemporanea 1953 – 2003. Private collection
2007
Contemporaneamente, Palazzo Silva Domodossola
Gam, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Genova
Galerie Karsten Greve Paris
2005
Wetterling Gallery, Catalogue, Stockholm, Sweden

Literature

1995
JAMES BROWN. Ed. by Danilo Eccher. Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Published in association with Electa, Milan. 206 pp. with 149 ills. (96 col.). 27 x 24 cm. ISBN 8843552864
Reviews the career of noted New York painter Brown (b. 1951) through a presentation of nearly 150 paintings, mixed-media compositions and other works produced by the artist from 1982 to 1994, the selection including early primitivist renderings of totemic figures and mask-like heads, monochromatic and patterned abstractions overpainted with obscure gestural images, and compositions combining geometric and organic forms with textile fragments and found photographs. Good reproductions of the featured works accompany an essay discussing the spiritual and mythic dimensions of Brown's symbolic imagery and an extensive selection of critical texts (1983-1992) illuminating the development of the artist's oeuvre.