Looking and seeing are as different from one another as registering a pulse is to “living.” Christian Brown’s obsession with, in his words, “the edges of things,” is a collection of detritus that has been reformed into an alternate and personal historical record. Collage and drawing in his work are explorations into “self” versus the world at large and repesent a singular view of that relationship. This deeply interior view of an artist’s discomfort and inability to register any absolute truths does not evoke the grandeur of nature. However, it does deliver clues as to why we can all appreciate, despite quotidian struggle, the art of being alive.
His creative endeavors have included the exhibition of his work (paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media installations), contribution to a fashion collective, illustration for newspapers, magazines, and album covers, as well as writing and illustrating two books.