As Melbourne heads into the third week of its second lockdown, it seems like the right moment to pause and reflect on the beauty and colour in the world. With news streams inundated with pessimistic and sensationalist headlines, art serves as a positive and uplifting balm under challenging times.
Take a moment to appreciate the impact of colour, an incredible communication tool affecting emotions, responses and signalling action. Cool colours—such as blue, green and purple—while soothing, can make us sad. Warm colours, on the other hand—red, yellow and orange—grab attention, alert and tend to make us happy.
The artwork in Robert Brown’s solo exhibition Bold, Bright and Beautiful, firmly plants itself at the warm and joyful end of the spectrum. It is right where we want to be, while we live with uncertainty and isolation in our personal lives as well as globally.
Brown is an accomplished abstract artist and painter whose work on paper and canvas is characterised by his bold and vibrant use of colour and spontaneous layering. He is a master colourist, whose work makes you unashamedly happy when you view it. Inspired by nature, he draws inspiration from found images of landscapes, reinterpreting what he sees with great freedom.
Brown has worked at Arts Project since the early 2000s and has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, with work in the Artbank collection, Melbourne as well as private collections throughout Australia.
Walk through Robert Brown’s exhibition via entering a virtual room or scrolling the slideshow below or download the Bold, Bright and Beautiful catalogue.
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Produced by Arts Project Australia curator & gallery manager Sim Luttin.