Glenn Brown

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In his  paintings and sculptures, Glenn Brown reflects upon the history of art never confining himself to a specific period; he refers for instance with artistic strategies from Renaissance till the twentieth century, working after paintings of Rembrandt, Menzel, Dalí or Auerbach for instance. Glenn Brown could be perceived as the ultimate Mannerist painter, perplexing the viewer with distorted, exaggerated and sometimes grotesque forms. His technical virtuosity is captivating. While he uses the traditional technique of oil painting, his swirls of colour that appear at first glance to be impasto reveal themselves almost as trompe-l'oeil under closer inspection.

"Everything oozes majestically. The paintings and sculptures of Glenn Brown are deliquescent in the physical sense of the term, the property possessed by certain solid substances of slow liquefaction by gradual absorption of atmospheric humidity. Description of this now jubilant, now morbid magma gives rise to an unending, indeed unbearable succession of sugarcoated adjectives, adverbs and nouns. One can come at these paintings only tentatively, by narratives and descriptions, by impressions, by repetitions and sonorities and by the contradictions in which they are so rich. Any language that can encompass the work of Brown must necessarily be vague, full of double-talk and ambiguity, for this is the way in which the artist treats images."

Jean-Marie Gallais, Exquisite Deliquescence in Glenn Brown, Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2011

Image: Nigger of the World, 2011, oil on panel, 172 x 138 cm

Video of Glenn Brown´s lecture at Collège de France, Paris
Video of Glenn Brown at the Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver

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Dessins - Galerie Max Hetzler

Dessins

Glenn Brown

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2015
With a text by Andreas Schalhorn

€ 50,-

REMEMBER EVERYTHING - Galerie Max Hetzler

REMEMBER EVERYTHING

Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45,-

Glenn Brown - Galerie Max Hetzler

Glenn Brown

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2011
Text by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 35,-

Glenn Brown - Galerie Max Hetzler

Glenn Brown

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2006
Text by Tom Morton

€ 35,-

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