Publisher: Paul Stolper
Stolper + Friends, Oslo 26 April - 26 May 2013
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London 10 June — 18 August 2013
Paul Stolper Gallery, London 13 June - 7 July 2012
Almine Rech, Brussels 27 January - 2 March 2012
About Don Brown
Don Brown is a sculptor best known for his dedication to varied depictions of his wife, Yoko. Since 1999, Brown has been producing three-quarter or half-scale portraits of Yoko using a classical tradition of representational sculpture, but without heroism or idealization. The figure, almost always with downcast or closed eyes, appears in various states of dress—sometimes obscured entirely in a sheet. Brown is perhaps most celebrated for his technical virtuosity, demonstrated by the freestanding balance and pristinely smooth surfaces in both bronze and acrylic works, and his attention to minute detail. Brown also has explored the tradition of still lifes in his large-scale and sensuous renderings of fruit and eggs. More recently, he has also begun to work with drawing in pastel, which also feature Yoko as its sole subject.
British, b. 1962, Norfolk, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom