Edward Parsons Brown was born in 1985 and studied Painting at Camberwell College of Arts from 2005 - 2008.

He is a visual artist living and working in London.

In 2008 he undertook an informal on-site residency at the Barbican in London.  His focus was on the interplay between the aspirations of the Brutalist architecture and the seasonal transformations of the plant life.  After graduation, he began making weekly journeys to Port Meadow in Oxford.  His aim was to investigate and record through painting his experience of the vastness of this place and its dynamic nature as a flood plain.

Since then he has been experimenting with the possibilities of printmaking, making prints depicting South East London at night and imagined places, as well as making painting excursions to Catalonia and his back garden.  Recently he has been working in watercolour and finding that sometimes the unpredictable nature of the medium combines with serendipitous imagery from his surroundings to create a resonant image.

He is interested in the process of making images, how the observed world and subjective inner worlds combine in images and how images (and landscapes) come to have meaning or narrative.

He is inspired by Cézanne's dedication to scrupulously observe nature but also create something parallel to nature.

He loves trees.

 

 

Education

2005 - 2008 BA (Hons) Painting, Camberwell College of Arts

2004 - 2005 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Oxford and Cherwell College

 

Solo Exhibitions

2011 'London' Oxford Artweeks, Oxford

2010 'Common Land' Oxford Artweeks, Oxford

2010 'Port Meadow Paintings'  The Perch, Oxford

 

Group Exhibitions

2013 'Arcane Studios Winter Exhibition' Arcane Studios, London

2013 'Zeitgeist Open 2013' Zeitgeist Art Projects, London

2013 'Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition' Zeitgeist Art Projects, London

2010 'Bright Young Things' Oxford Town Hall, Oxford

2010 'Red Tape'  Red Tape Gallery, Oxford

2010 'Monsters and Machines'  The Wendy House Gallery, Oxford

2010 'Wendy House'  The Wendy House Gallery, Oxford

2007 'Shedworks'  Show put on in sheds in Regent's Park and Dulwich Park, London