I use templates as if they were genetic building blocks to make paintings using oil and acrylic and drawings using carbon-based materials in charcoal and ebony pencils. The templates become the compositional tools that allow me to find an aesthetic expression where change is inevitable and where order can coexist with continuous change.
From a stock of approximately a dozen template shapes that I created from a wide variety of visual and cultural sources (including my earlier paintings), I discover new template shapes by combining parts of old ones and used these hybrids to make new compositions.
I am inspired by images, symbols, and patterns that appear to be long lasting, almost timeless in many cultures. In the French Curve, the Boteh motif in oriental carpets, the paisley in Scotland, and in Mayan stone carvings, one sees a similar motif that permeates the culture and the artwork.
~David Lloyd Brown, Visual Artist
Artwork included in the Massachusetts College of Art & Design’s Annual Art Auction on April 1, 2023. Details to follow.
February 6, 2021, SOWA Artist Guild was live with David Lloyd Brown at his studio. Interview highlights include discussion of his recent exhibition Small Creatures at Spoke Gallery at Medicine Wheel Productions in S. Boston.
November 2020, United South End Artists video visit with David Lloyd Brown at his new studio in Boston.
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