JK Brown

Comma Butterfly 9
Comma Butterfly 9" 2016
Comma butterfly made from wheelbarrow tubing and buckets, bicycle Spokes, screws and nail and other assorted scrap. Hand painted and signed by JK Brown.
Camberwell Beauty Butterfly 9
Camberwell Beauty Butterfly 9" 2016
Camberwell Beauty butterfly made from wheelbarrow tubing and buckets, bicycle Spokes, screws and nail and other assorted scrap. Hand painted and signed by JK Brown.
Tortoiseshell Butterfly 9
Tortoiseshell Butterfly 9" 2016
Tortoiseshell butterfly made from wheelbarrow tubing and buckets, bicycle Spokes, screws and nail and other assorted scrap. Hand painted and signed by JK Brown.
Holly Blue Butterfly 3
Holly Blue Butterfly 3" 2016
Blue Holly butterfly made from pieces of a Draper tool box, bicycle chain, reinforcing bar, cutlery and hair grips. Signed by JK Brown
run 2016 (chest)
run 2016 (chest)
Up-cycled found object dog. Made from vintage BSA and Raleigh push bikes 2016
run 2016 (full)
run 2016 (full)
Up-cycled found object dog. Made from vintage BSA and Raleigh push bikes 2016
run 2016 (head)
run 2016 (head)
Up-cycled found object dog. Made from vintage BSA and Raleigh push bikes 2016
Black Market Tarantula
Black Market Tarantula
Without end
Without end
Female lobster with eggs made from stainless steel
Without end
Without end
Female lobster with eggs made from stainless steel
Padlock Frog

Padlock Frog
Made from cutlery, padlock and keys

Tarantula Aphonopelma

Tarantula Aphonopelma

As a child I spent huge amounts of time using my imagination for entertainment. Inanimate objects took on a life of their own for my amusement; I created “other” places with my drawings. I initially specialised in Illustration and developed a love of life drawing, I was influenced by hyper-realist artists such as Carravagio, Vermeer and Rembrant and my work took on quite a formal style.

I then went on to study Fine Art Painting at Cheltenham College and chose a course that was orientated towards traditional, representational art. Whilst in Cheltenham my work made a transition as I became aware of other movements in art. I became influenced by the Primitivism of the Cubists, the wild energy of the Abstract Expressionists and the avant-garde ready-mades of the Dadaists. I also I became aware of “outsider art” and began using waste materials in my work.

During this time my interest in found objects continued to develop and I also became interested in artists who create site-specific sculptures such as the Land Art movement of the 60s/70s. Artists such as Richard Long, David Nash and Andy Goldsworthy fired my imagination.

In the present welding found steel objects/materials has become the main focus of my work. The use of man–made materials in the work of artists such as Picasso, Tony Cragg, Bill Woodrow and Joseph Beuys plays a huge part in inspiring and informing my work.

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