J.K. Brown is a sculptor based in West Wales, England who is known internationally for transforming everyday waste metal into astonishingly realistic animal forms.
Having studied Fine Art Painting at Cheltenham Art College under Prof. Anita Taylor and Metal Casting and Welding at West Wales School of the Arts with sculptor Andy Griffiths his works have multidisciplinary qualities that transcend ordinary expectations of metal art.
J.K. Brown’s work has been included in many collections internationally. It has been exhibited with Andy Warhol photographs, sold alongside Armand Guillaumin paintings and displayed with fine antiques.
His work has also featured in exhibitions of international contemporary artists and exhibited in Windsor Great Park, London.
In 2017 J.K. Brown has been invited to be part of an exclusive project featuring a line-up of emerging contemporary artists from Italy, America, Japan & Iran.
More about J.K. Brown:
I’ve always wanted to be an artist. As a child I used my imagination for entertainment. I drew, painted and made things, nothing made me quite so happy. The natural world is of constant inspiration for me. In it I see a resource which seems endless. Scrap metal appeals to me particularly because of its abundance, low price and versatility.
I love the idea of deconstructing obsolete objects which were once brand new, desirable, shiny products and reconfiguring them to have new meaning and purpose. I use almost exclusively waste material – occasionally I have to buy metal, but I try to make this second hand. Quite often I use metal that I have simply found lying around on the beach or in the woods, there is quite a lot of ‘fly-tipping’ here. Less
Fine Art Painting at Cheltenham Art College under Professor Anita Taylor and Metal Casting and Welding at West Wales School of the Arts with sculptor Andy Griffiths