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18th February – 8th March 2012

A fascinating exhibition opens at the GX Gallery,

where Raymond Brownell’s precise yet vibrantly

coloured paintings take us along a road less

travelled” to explore original ideas inspired by the

wonderful coherence of mathematics.

Brownell was born and trained as an architect in

Tasmania, but spent most of his life in Europe

engaged in an interesting international career.

This architectural experience was later to influence

his painting approach, particularly those years in

Denmark working on the Sydney Opera House

project for architect Jorn Utzon, when he gained

valuable insights into the operation of organic

unity in the design process.

But the really seminal moment came in 1969 when

he was working in Paris and discovered the work and

thought of Max Bill, painter, sculptor and leading

theoretician of the Swiss ‘concrete art’ movement, at

an exhibition which demonstrated the potential for

an entirely rational way of determining form,

grounded in mathematical concepts.

However, Brownell’s ideas only reached final synthesis

in the ‘90’s. The main priority is always to find a true

expression of the key elements of a particular idea

or proposition, that should then lead naturally to a

perception of order and harmony.

This stimulating exhibition is Brownell’s fifth at the GX

Gallery. He has had other solo exhibitions in Brighton

and Eastbourne, and participated in many group

exhibitions in London and the south-east, as well as in

France, Australia and Japan. His work is held in the

collections of Brighton College and Southampton City

Art Gallery, and in private collections in the UK, USA,

France, Australia and Japan.

For further information:

For enquiries re the exhibition contact:

GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8RS

Tel 02077038396

17 Colours, each with every other, once

The Ring Cycle

An Elusive Symmetry