Jack Brown is a socially engaged artist working across a range of mediums. His work articulates or allows instances of linkage, observation, rumination or pause. He creates projects and events that bring people together through making or thinking collectively.
Brown often works with other people; collaborates, teaches, coordinates, leads public realm projects and facilitates artist networks. His work looks at the overlooked, things that should be given more than a passing glance, moments that would benefit from magnification. Often as a counterbalance to his socially engaged practice Jack's work plays with ideas of placement, slightness, observation and interaction. Interventions in the wider world, collaborations and manipulations; Brown’s practice can be seen as an investigation into ways of making and how those made objects or moments interact with the world around them. For Tracing Paper Jack headed out into Greater Manchester to collect the grease marks left by passenger’s hair on bus windows. Using techniques similar to taking finger prints he has produced a new series of digital prints on paper. These works talk of human trace and unknowing collaboration, moments collected and re-made.
Jack Brown is based in Manchester. He has been making and exhibiting work since graduating from London Guildhall University with a BA Honours in Fine Art. Recent shows/projects include Represent! at the People's History Museum Manchester, Twice as Nice at PS Mirabel Manchester, Something and Nothing at Abington Studios Blackpool, Problem Solver at Deptford X London, For Space at Paper Gallery Manchester, Figure Ground Publication launch at Primary Nottingham, Den at South London Gallery and The Whatchamacallit at the Parasol Unit London. Jack won the Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education in 2014 for his work as an artist educator.
the grease mark left by a passengers hair on a bus window Archival Digital print on Hahnemühle William Turner 310gsm paper 50cm x 50cm ( Enlarged from original 20 x 20cm print transfer. Scale 1:2.5) 2018 £500 (framed) Purchase via Paypal
Drawing someones house, then delivering the drawing back to them, anonymously. Part 1 pencil on paper 40 x 40cm 2017 £400 Purchase via Paypal
Drawing someones house, then delivering the drawing back to them, anonymously. Part 2 pencil on paper 40 x 40cm 2017 £400 Purchase via Paypal
Constellation #1 Chicken wire, plasticine and glass 20cm x 10cm 2017
Constellation #2 Chicken wire, plasticine and glass 20cm x 10cm 2017