Jack Brown is a socially engaged artist working across a range of mediums. His work articulates or allows instances of linkage, observation, rumination or pause. He creates projects and events that bring people together through making or thinking collectively. Brown often works with other people; collaborates, teaches, coordinates, leads public realm projects and facilitates artist networks. His work looks at the overlooked, things that should be given more than a passing glance, moments that would benefit from magnification. Palm sized constellations made of plasticine and chicken wire, brass rings placed on numerous cylindrical objects, artworks made out of the grease marks left on bus windows by passenger’s hair, sprawling schools projects about the power of collective construction, looped videos of people's movements and gestures, collaborations with photocopiers, posting artworks to people without telling them who it’s from, working with 20 investment bankers to make a room filling painting about mistakes. Interventions in the wider world, collaborations and manipulations; Brown’s practice seen as an investigation into ways of making and how those made objects or moments interact with the world around them.
Jack Brown is based in Manchester. He has been making and exhibiting work since graduating from London Guildhall University with a BA Honours in Fine Art. Recent group shows/projects include Problem Solver at Deptford X (London), For Space at Paper, Figure Ground Publication launch at Primary, Nottingham, Den at South London Gallery and The Whatchamacallit at the Parasol Unit, London. Jack won the Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education in 2014 for his work as an artist educator.
the grease mark left by a passengers hair on a bus window Archival Digital print on Hahnemühle William Turner 310gsm paper 50cm x 50cm ( Enlarged from original 20 x 20cm print transfer. Scale 1:2.5) 2018 £500 (framed) Purchase via Paypal
Drawing someones house, then delivering the drawing back to them, anonymously. Part 1 pencil on paper 40 x 40cm 2017 £400 Purchase via Paypal
Drawing someones house, then delivering the drawing back to them, anonymously. Part 2 pencil on paper 40 x 40cm 2017 £400 Purchase via Paypal
Constellation #1 Chicken wire, plasticine and glass 20cm x 10cm 2017
Constellation #2 Chicken wire, plasticine and glass 20cm x 10cm 2017