Alex Brown

Born: 1966

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Lives and Works: Des Moines, IA

Education: BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 1991

Alex Brown Bio

About The Artist

Alex Brown's paintings blend Photorealism with Optical Art. Often working from unexceptional found photographs, postcards, brochures, and magazines, Brown distorts images of landscapes and people with patterns, gridded fields, and strange shapes. By superimposing images and playing with light and shadow, he creates mesmerizing illusions that are both abstract and figurative. Brown says of his paintings, "It's fun to look at these worlds within worlds. It offers a nice balance to the ones that are done with rigid, geometric grids and vice versa."

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