In Bloom

Camilia by Colin Brown
19.7″x19.7″; mixed media; 2021. Courtesy of the artist.


Colin Brown: In Bloom

at Kilmorack Gallery by Beuly, Inverness-shire, Scotland
10 May-4 June 2021

Scottish collage artist Colin Brown’s latest work, “In Bloom”, is inspired by the work of 18th Century Belgian botanical painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté. This “prescient, life affirming body of work” reflects our growing need for reconnection with nature and reveals Redouté’s historical work in a new light. Characteristically playful and optimistic, Brown’s “In Bloom” series celebrates our capacity to reimagine the world.

Colin Brown’s distinctive use of collage combined with oils, acrylics and glazes, creates work of extraordinary balance and free association. Brown’s “joy in collage”, in finding and using materials that might otherwise be discarded or forgotten, celebrates regeneration and the Dadaist ideal of looking at society in fragments.

Colin Brown (b1962) graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with B.A. Honours Degree in Fine Art (Painting) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art (Painting). He was the recipient of an RSA John Kinross Scholarship to study in Florence (1987) and the Pollock-Krasner Award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (1996). He has worked extensively in Europe, including four years in Germany and now lives in the northeast of Scotland.

An exhibition catalogue is available from the gallery. The exhibition is also viewable online HERE.

(text adapted from the gallery’s press materials)


Kilmorack Gallery
by Beuly, Inverness-shire, IV4 7AL, Scotland, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1463 783 230

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