A major retrospective of the work of Glenn Brown, one of the most revered painters of his generation, this exhibition will bring together the largest selection of the artist’s work to date. Brown borrows from art history and popular culture, working from the paintings and sculptures of Dalí, Auerbach, Rembrandt, science fiction illustrators and many others to investigate the languages of painting and how images are read by the viewer.
Size, colour, surface texture and brushwork are elements by which original works are transformed from the familiar into the alien. Working from books or projecting reproductions onto a blank picture surface, Brown wildly embellishes his source material.
The exhibition, which includes over sixty paintings, sculpture and several new works, will be arranged to reveal the artist’s diverse strategies and preoccupations.
Organised by Tate Liverpool and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.