Glenn Brown considers himself an artistic Dr Frankenstein. This extraordinary British painter revitalises art historical imagery. The way Glenn sees it, he is “constructing paintings out of the residue or dead parts of other artists’ work”. As morbid as this sounds, Glenn’s work offers a thrilling and refreshing take on established modes of art. We love the richness of Glenn’s canvases and the powerful strangeness they evoke. The prints available from Rise Art will have you mesmerised.
The Northumberland-born artist began his studies at the Norwich School of Art. Thereafter Glenn went on to complete a BA in Fine Art at Bath College of Higher Education, followed by an MA at the University of London’s Goldsmith’s College.
Glenn’s work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in the UK and abroad. Significant venues include London’s Serpentine Gallery, Tate Liverpool, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Italy, and the Ludwig Museum in Budapest. The artist was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2000.