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‘A ROAD LESS TRAVELLED’
new paintings by
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: www.raymondbrownell.com
For enquiries re the exhibition contact:
GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8RS
Tel 02077038396 email@example.com
17 Colours, each with every other, once
The Ring Cycle
An Elusive Symmetry