A Brush With... Glenn Brown (podcast)
The Art Newspaper
For the 50th episode of the podcast series A brush with… by The Art Newspaper, artist Glenn Brown joins host Ben Luke to discuss his greatest influences – from the worlds of literature, music, and art – and the cultural experiences that have shaped his life and work.
Brown discusses his early love of the art of horror and fantasy, his ongoing fascination with Salvador Dalí, his admiration for artists as diverse as Hendrick Goltzius and Maria Lassnig, the impact of Andrei Tarkovsky’s films, the writing of T.S. Eliot and Samuel Beckett, and how growing up during the Cold War influenced the music he listened to and the art he makes today.
on "Closed Eyes" (1890) by Odilon Redon for the Musée d’Orsay
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
18 February 2020
For the Musée d'Orsay's "Une oeuvre / Un regard", the British painter Glenn Brown chose "Closed Eyes" by Odilon Redon, a very enigmatic Work that "draws you in… to think about it, not just look at it".
Glenn Brown (British, 1966) is known for his use of art historical references in his paintings. Brown transforms the appropriated image by changing its color, position and size. His grotesque yet fascinating figures appear to be painted with thick impasto but are actually executed through the application of thin, swirling brushstrokes. His recent practice explore morphing and layering drawings from artists past, creating his particularly masterful amalgamations of lightness, action and form.
With the generous support of VSI Paris - CHINKEL SA