Jack Brown

I am a socially engaged artist working across a range of mediums.

My work articulates or allows instances of linkage, observation, rumination or pause. I create projects and events that bring people together through making or thinking collectively. I often work with other people; collaborate, teach, coordinate, lead public realm projects and facilitate artist networks.

My work looks at the overlooked, things that should be given more than a passing glance, moments that would benefit from magnification. Often as a counterbalance to my socially engaged practice, my work plays with ideas of placement, slightness, observation and interaction.

Palm sized constellations made of plasticine and chicken wire, brass rings attached to cylindrical objects in the public realm, artworks made out of the grease marks left on bus windows by passenger’s hair, sprawling schools projects about the power of collective construction, looped videos of people's movements and gestures, collaborations with photocopiers, posting artworks to people without telling them who it’s from, working with 20 investment bankers to make a room filling painting about mistakes.

Interventions in the wider world, collaborations and manipulations; my practice can be seen as an investigation into ways of making and how those made objects or moments interact with the world around them.

Recent shows/projects include; Represent! People's History Museum Manchester, Twice as Nice: PS Mirabel Manchester, Something and Nothing: Abington Studios Blackpool, Problem Solver: Deptford X London, For Space: Paper Gallery Manchester, Figure Ground Publication Launch: Primary Nottingham, Den: South London Gallery and The Whatchamacallit: The Parasol Unit London.

www.jackbrown.me.uk