Ephe-mortality

Simon Brown
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
November
   
21
 -  
December
   
2
Combining sculpted forms filled with emotion and movement by Bernini, Corradini and Benzoni, sculptors from the era’s of Baroque to neo-classical - crafted with exquisite skill and understanding of movement in cloth, the relationship between the figure and their garment. These sculptures are the prime example of timelessness, forever referred to, studied and admired. 

INFORMATION

Within this body of work I am merging modern designs used in high-end fashion with Baroque and Rococco sculptural elements to create a fusion of short lived fashion classics and long revered master works. 

Combining sculpted forms filled with emotion and movement by Bernini, Corradini and Benzoni, sculptors from the era’s of Baroque to neo-classical - crafted with exquisite skill and understanding of movement in cloth, the relationship between the figure and their garment. These sculptures are the prime example of timelessness, forever referred to, studied and admired. 

 

I aim to draw upon these forms to exhibit the hand-drawn garments of Vittorio Accornero for Gucci in the 1970’s and the hand-crafted designs used in Hermés pieces, contrasting the floral silk pieces against the sculpted marble folds of artists such as Bernini and Corradini, whilst at the same time, complimenting one another as they are joint in a form of dance.

 

Fashion is ephemeral and brief, embedding the likes of Accornero’s work, which was in the public eye for a short period, cementing garments in time on the canvases, using the sculptures as an instrument. 

Within this body of work I am merging modern designs used in high-end fashion with Baroque and Rococco sculptural elements to create a fusion of short lived fashion classics and long revered master works. 

Combining sculpted forms filled with emotion and movement by Bernini, Corradini and Benzoni, sculptors from the era’s of Baroque to neo-classical - crafted with exquisite skill and understanding of movement in cloth, the relationship between the figure and their garment. These sculptures are the prime example of timelessness, forever referred to, studied and admired. 

 

I aim to draw upon these forms to exhibit the hand-drawn garments of Vittorio Accornero for Gucci in the 1970’s and the hand-crafted designs used in Hermés pieces, contrasting the floral silk pieces against the sculpted marble folds of artists such as Bernini and Corradini, whilst at the same time, complimenting one another as they are joint in a form of dance.

 

Fashion is ephemeral and brief, embedding the likes of Accornero’s work, which was in the public eye for a short period, cementing garments in time on the canvases, using the sculptures as an instrument. 

FEATURED  WORKS

Simon Brown, Untitled I, 2019, Oil on Linen, 66 x 91.5 cm
Simon Brown, Flora, 2019, Oil on Linen, 91.5 x 66 cm
Simon Brown, Untitled II, 2019, Oil on Linen, 66 x 91.5 cm

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS