FIAC 2019 : Glenn Brown
October 10 - December 9, 2019
In the continuity of FIAC Hors les Murs in the Jardin des Tuileries, the musée national Eugène Delacroix opens to FIAC visitors, in collaboration with the musée du Louvre.
The museum setting will feature works by Glenn Brown, in collaboration with Max Hetzler (Berlin, Paris, London). Born in 1966 in Hexham, Glenn Brown is one of Britain’s most revered contemporary artists.
He works across painting, drawing and sculpture, taking as his source material reproduced imagery from art history and popular culture. At the core of his practice is the blending of artistic periods and stylistic genres. Transcending time and pictorial conventions, Glenn Brown’s work disarms common distinctions between beauty and abjection, heightening the emotive tension present within.
For his exhibition at the Musée Delacroix, the artist presents new works, with an emphasis on drawing, as well as a large sculpture, inspired by Delacroix, among other artists. Sharing a dedication for draughtsmanship with Delacroix, Glenn Brown has been pursuing drawing as an autonomous form of expression since 2013. With flowing forms and energetic lines, he captures the potential and freedom of the medium in his richly layered drawings. Engaging with the ennobled subjects of portraiture and nature, themes also explored by Delacroix, Glenn Brown transposes the work of his predecessor into his own complex and unique artistic language.