My art practice encompasses painting, drawing, photography and film. Ideas of time, memory, mortality, the trace, hidden narratives, absence and presence and stillness underly the work.
I frequently use photographic media as source material and recently I have been using stilled images from my own 16mm films as a starting point for paintings. The process of depiction brings these images into the present rather than the past moments of the snapshot or procession of stills in film and alters them naturally through the filter of the artist's hand. What emerges through touch is an expression of time and of the self.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2012 - MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art, London 1986 - Postgraduate Diploma, Cyprus College, Cyprus 1984 - BA Fine Art, University of Reading, Reading
Solo exhibitions 2014 - Finlay Brewer London W12 2008 - Elaine Brown (Independents Biennial Liverpool 08), Hoare Gallery, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool 2003 - Wolfson College Gallery, University of Oxford , Oxford 2001 - Paintings and Drawings, Five Princelet Street, London E1 1996 - PAINTINGS, Harriet Green Gallery, London W1 1989 - Elaine Brown , Anglo Turkish Cultural Centre, Ankara Turkey
Selected group exhibitions 2014 - Crisis Commission; Bermondsey Project London SE1, Strand Gallery London WC2, Christies London WC2, FODO WAC Gallery London SE1 2013 - Future Map Prize, Lethaby Gallery Central Saint Martin's , London N1 2012 - The Perfect Nude, Wimbledon Space/ Exeter Phoenix/ Charlie Smith Gallery, London - touring 2012 - Threadneedle Painting Prize (one of six finalists), Mall Galleries, London 2006 - John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool