Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Castle

Castle

Title

Castle

Description

Born 1966. Lives and works in Des Moines, IA.<br>I make paintings from found photographs culled from a fairly wide cornucopia of sources; travel brochures, coffee table books, album covers, postcards, etc. Anything possessing an interesting palette and suitable subject are normally my parameters when choosing what to paint. I generally tend to stick with the more traditional subjects of landscape and portraiture painted in a contemporary or fractured manner.
Most recently, I have been employing a second image in order to define the primary image. This secondary image serves as a sort of grid system itself, but refracts the image in an interesting and more often than not, interesting way. There frequently arises a third image, a sort of conversation between the synthesis of the two formative images. I find this condition of an image resting in the limbo between abstraction and representation ultimately the driving force behind my work.

Creator

Brown, Alex

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2003
2004-09-15

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=24

Format

90
60
oil on canvas

Type

Still image
Oil painting (Technique); Oil paintings (Visual works)

Identifier

09152004.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1023