Born in 1974 and trained at The Royal Academy Schools, Julian Brown says of his painting that ‘The imagery in my work is very heavily influenced by childhood visions and the folk art from my mother Polish heritage. Both of these worlds have a handmade geometric quality that has a playful and primitive relevance to the world we now live in.
I try to explore this ‘clunkiness’ with tactile images that sit somewhere between order and chaos, structure and collapse, expression and control. While the underpinning of the process is held together by predetermined structures, the freewheeling application is purposely engaging and ambivalent to the expressive urge to dictate the paintings.’
Public collections include The China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, Abbott Hall Art Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery, Debenhams and Oliver Spencer, while awards Include British Academy and Debenhams travel bursary.