John Brown

Brown's paintings have been described as "survivors of their own making." His process is immensely labour-intensive: a single work can take years to complete. The solitary act of applying paint, building imagery and then aggressively reducing the piece back down to its core, only to begin again, encapsulates this repetitive pattern of sublime creation and violent destruction.

Said to awaken "latent memories," Brown's paintings approach the human psyche from a shared plateau of collective experience. His paintings are not only seen, they are felt: emotionally and physically. The artist states that each painting, "inherently promises that there may actually be a future. Any act of creation is optimistic. Any act of creation is about hope."