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William Brown: Bogeyman - Man of Myth

The Art Shop & Chapel

The Art Shop & Chapel

8 Cross Street Abergavenny Monmouthshire
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Date: 28 Apr 18 - 09 Jun 18
William Brown

Impregnated by myth – be it Ancient Rome or the idioms of his adopted Wales, his paintings wove the politics of his time and his own travels into the architecture of well-worn rollicking tales. Carnivalesque, eye-wateringly bright and packing a punch, the poet Lucien Suel commented, ‘even his black and white is full of colour.’ Brown was indefatigable, a bear of a man himself, producing a giant oeuvre of paintings, prints and drawings. In repeated images of polar bears, Trojan horses, the Welsh mare Mari Lwyd, man is transformed into beast, alive in his landscape of riotous colour and pattern.