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Aaron Morgan Brown

(b. 1964)

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Aaron M. Brown was born in Wichita, Kansas on April 4, 1964. He received a BFA from the University of Kansas, and an MFA from Syracuse University. His multi-layered work resists definition, but could be classified as a form of magical realism, with an emphasis on precise rendering, sensuous color, theatricality, and a dream-like sense of displacement. His interest in the photograph (both as an image of reference and an abstract subject) is essentially phenomenological, and should not be confused with photo-realism or hyper-realism, neither of which truly apply to his work.

Brown’s paintings offer a transcription of the intersection of the subconscious mind and the everyday world. They are a prismatic lens, bending the visible laws of reality to reflect and accentuate the invisible connective weave of temporal space.

Awards include grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund, and the Gottlieb Foundation. He has participated in group and solo exhibitions internationally. His work has been featured in publications such as New American Paintings and Harper’s magazine, and is included in numerous private and public collections.

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