James HD Brown
1951, Los Angeles, USA

La obra de James hd Brown comprende pintura, estampa experimental, cerámica, textiles, collage y libros de artista. En su obra se pueden encontrar referencias a diversas líneas de pensamiento y creación como la ciencia, la naturaleza, la música, la filosofía, la conciencia humana, la literatura y la religión. El interés de James hd Brown de conocer el mundo y de coleccionar objetos y experiencias, se ve reflejado en su trabajo, el cual contiene una carga anecdótica personal importante que deviene en un lenguaje y un universo muy característico del artista. 

Dos cuerpos de obra predominan su producción de los últimos años; Los Planetas y My Other House. Los Planetas es una oda a la idea universal del arte, inspirada en la suite musical de Gustav Holst. Con pinturas de varios formatos, James hd Brown replica firmamentos, introduciendo al espectador a una especie de viaje, revelando ese cosmos insondable. My Other House (Mi otra casa) es un  ejercicio metafísico, un sitio imaginario en el que el tiempo y el espacio se entrelazan, en el que existen la libertad creativa absoluta y el control sobre factores que rigen la realidad. My Other House está llena de memorias con su familia, objetos creados por él que son producto de sus vivencias, ventanas al cielo, flores y telas e incluso, cadenas de vidrio que se ven desde el jardín de los vecinos. 

James hd Brown (Los Ángeles,1951) vive y trabaja entre París, Mérida y 

Patmos. Estudió en The Inmaculate Heart College en Los Ángeles y en la École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts en París.

La producción artística de Brown abarca más de tres décadas y forma parte de diversas colecciones internacionales públicas y privadas entre las que se encuentran el Museo de The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of  Art y Whitney Museum of American Art, Nueva York, EUA; Miami Art Central, Florida, EUA; The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Los Ángeles,  EUA; Centre Georges Pompidou y Biblioteca Nacional, París, Francia; Museo di Capodimonte, Nápoles, Italia; KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlín, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Alemania; El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, España; Museo Tamayo, Ciudad de México entre otras.

 

James hd Brown's work consists of painting, experimental stamp, ceramic, textiles and artist books. References to diverse lines of thought and creation such as science, nature, music, Philosophy, human conscience, literature and religion can be found in his oeuvre. James’ interest in knowing the world and in collecting objects and experiences can be seen in his work, which contains an important personal anecdotic load that results in a language and a universe very characteristic of the artist. 

Two bodies of work predominate in the production of the last years; The Planets and My Other House. The Planets is an ode to the universal idea of art, inspired by Gustav Holst’s musical suit. With paintings in different formats, James hd Brown replicates firmaments, introducing the spectator to a trip, revealing that unfathomable cosmos. My Other House is a metaphysical exercise, an imaginary place where time and space entwine, where absolute creative freedom and control over factors which rule reality exist. My Other House is full of memories with his family, objects made by him (product of his experiences), windows overlooking the sky, flowers and cloths, and even glass chains which can be seen from the garden of the neighbours. 

James hd Brown (Los Ángeles,1951) lives and works between Paris, Merida and Patmos. He studied at The Inmaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

His artistic production comprises more that three decades and is part of different public and private collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA; Miami Art Central, Florida, USA; The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Los Angeles, USA; Centre Georges Pompidou and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France; Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy; KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany; El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga, Spain; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City among others. 



Biografía | Biography

JAMES hd BROWN

 

1951, Los Angeles, USA 

 

EDUCATION  

 

Art Degree, Immaculate Heart College, Hollywood, California, USA

 

Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France


SOLO EXHIBITIONS  (selection)

 

2017

James HD Brown: Life and Work in México, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, USC Fisher Museum of Art, California, USA

 

2016

The pink room, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico

 

2013

Firmament, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Los Planetas, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

My Other House, Museo Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli, Mexico City

Formas de pensamiento, IAGO, Oaxaca, Mexico

 

2012

The Soul’s Distinct Connection, Texas Gallery, Houston, USA

The Space of Variations, Keitelman Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 

 

2011

Firmament, Galleria de Arte Moderna, Torino, Italy

The Realm of Chaos and Light, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

Eclipse, Raffaelli, Trento, Italy

Paintings on Paper 1985 - 1990, Lelong, Paris, France 

 

2010

Kyoto Drawing, Akira Ikeda, Berlin, Germany

Stabat Mater, Chateau Lynch-Bages, Bordeaux, France  

 

2009

James Brown in Italy; Three Decades, MAGI, Bologna, Italy

Soave Gallery, Alexandria, Egypt

Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

Le Triangle Bleu, Bruselas, Belgium

Willi Schoots, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Formas del Pensamiento, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City 

 

2008

El Sr. Brown pasa un año en su otra casa 

 

2007

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

Pierre Bergé & Associes, Brussels, Belgium

Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

2006

Galleria L’Ariete, Boloña, Italy

Galleria Civica, Arco, Italy

Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Garth Clark Gallery, New York, USA

Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York, USA

 

2005

Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Juliana Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Ex-escuela de Quintana Roo, Mérida, Mexico

 

2004

Galerie Remarque, Trans-en-Provence, France

Internal Order, Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindoven, The Netherlands

James Brown: Residencia Oaxaca, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Oaxaca, Mexico

Anthony Grant Fine Art, New York, USA

Neues Stadtmuseum, Landsberg, Germany

École des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

Dieu Donné, Papermill Gallery, New York, USA

Internal Order, Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

2003

Galerie van der Straeten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Staedstische Galerie Leerer Beutel, Regensburg, Germany

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain

Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples, Italy

Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Naples, Italy

Galerie Alice Pauli, Lusanne, France

Galería La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain

Galerie Sander, Berlin, Germany

 

2002

Or et Plomb, Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris, France

Galleria l’Ariete and Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy

Galerie Sander, Darmstadt, Germany

Galería Charpa, Valencia, Spain

Print Retrospective, Centre de la Gravure, La Louviere, Brussels, Belgium

Galerie Jan Wagner, Berlin, Germany

 

2001

Galerie Wetterling, Stockholm, Sweden

Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, USA

Galleria d’Arte A & A, Venice, Italy

Bodega-Quetzalli, Oaxaca, Mexico

Ralph Pucci, New York, USA

Gallery Burton/Marinkovich, Washington, USA

Galleria Masoero, Torino, Italy

Juliana Fine Art, Seoul, South Korea

Galerie Peter Baeumler, Regensburg, Germany

Galerie Bernd Klueser, Munich, Germany

Pace Prints, New York, USA

 

2000

Livres d’Artistes, Librairie Les Arcades, Paris, France

Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Germany 

Galleria Nova, Ronco/Ascona, Switzerland

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, USA

Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Galleria Bonomo, Bari, Italy

Gallery Dorothy Blau, Florida, USA

La Maison des Arts Malakoff, Paris, France 

 

1999

Triangle Bleu, Stavelot, Brussels, Belgium

Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bouvet-Ladubay, France

Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy

Galleria Arco di Torino, Torino, Italy

Galerie Bordas, Venice, Italy

Ace Gallery, Mexico City

Museum d’Art Moderne, Ceret, France


1998

Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, France

Scognamiglio & Teano, Naples, Italy

Serge Sorokko Gallery, New York, USA

 

1997

Galleria Lipanjepuntin, Trieste, Italy

Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco, USA

 

1996

Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, USA

Galerie Peter Baeumler, Regensburg, Germany

Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy

Galleria Bonomo, Roma, Italy

 

 

1995

Visconti & Centre Culturel Francais, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Galleria Bonomo, Bari, Italy

Samuel Lallouz Gallery, Montreal, Canada

Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, France

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy

Leo Castelli, Gallery, New York, USA

Le Carre Saint Vincent, Orleans, France

Office for Art and Architecture, New York, USA

Galerie Visconti & Centre Culturel Francais, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Galerie Kiron, Paris, France

 

1994

Galerie Meltem, Casablanca, Morocco

Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

Galerie Bernd Klueser, Munich, Germany

Galerie Ribbentrop, Eltville, Germany

Connaught Brown Gallery, London, England

 

1993

Gallery Akira Ikeda, Nagoya, Japan

Galerie Franck Bordas, Paris, France

Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Colonia, Germany

Kultirrung, Sundern, Germany 

Stein Gallery, St. Louis, USA

Galleria Der Bruecke, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Galerie Baeumler, Regensburg, Germany

Earl McGratch Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 

 

1992

Kunstation St. Peter, Colonia, Germany

Galerie JGM, Paris, France

Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Colonia, Germany

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

Espace des Arts, Chalon-Sur-Saône, France 

 

 

1991

Galerie Anders Tornberg, Lund, Switzerland

Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium

Galerie de Poche, Paris, France

Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany

Richard Green Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA

Catherine Issert, St. Paul de Vence, France

Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, France

Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

 

 

1990

Galleria Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy

Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France

Gallery Runkel-Hue-Williams, London, England

Galerie Johanna Vermeer, Paris, France

Galerie Heland Wetterling, Stockholm, Sweden

 

 

1989

Galería de Arte Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain

Galleria Improvvisazione, Trento, Italy

Galerie Fauschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, USA

Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

Galerie Kaj Forsblum, Helsinki, Finland

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA


Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA

Galerie Gill Favre, Lyon, France

 

1988

Kunststation St. Peter, Colonia, Germany

Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

Galerie Issy Brachot, Bruselas, Belgium

Galerie Meyer-Holmeister, Karlsruhe, Germany

Galerie de l’Arotheque, Caen, France

Galerie Heland Wetterling, Stockholm, Sweden

A.C.&T Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

 

1987

Galerie Catherine Issert, St. Paul de Vence, France

Galleria Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

Galerie Maeght-Lelong, Paris, France

Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, USA

Galerie Issy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium

Maloney Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

Akira Ikeda, Tokyo, Japan

Galerie Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden

Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, USA

Galerie Heland Wetterling, Stockholm, Sweden

 

 

1986

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

Galerie Denise Rene Hans Meyer, Düsseldorf, Germany

Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA

 

 

1985

Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Akira Ikeda, Nagoya, Japan

Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

Galerie Heland Wetterling, Stockholm, Sweden

Galerie Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden

 

1984

Galleria Lucio Amelio, Nápoles, Italy

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA

Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

First National Bank of Belleville, Illinois, USA

 

 

1983

Galerie Hans-Juergen Mueller, Colonia, Germany

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA

Nature Morte Gallery, New York, USA

Galleria Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy

American Graffiti Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1978

Gemeentemuseum, Arnheim, The Netherlands

Galerie Christiane & Eric Germain, Paris, France

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014

Index 4: Proposals for the era of simulation, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City 

Expo Chicago, Galería Hilario Galguera, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Zona Maco, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City 

 

2013

Zona Maco, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City 

 

2012

Glenbow Museum, Alberta, Canada

Chemin Faisant, Musée des Arts, Moutier, Switzerland

Material; a group show curated by Duro Olowu, Salon 94, New York, USA

Selected Drawings, Galerie Klueser, Munich, Germany

 

2011

Objets, JGM, Paris, France

Grandi Opere per l’Estate, Palazzo Wolkenstein, Trento, Italy

Zettels Traum, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

 

2010

The Grenfell Press, Knoedler, New York, USA 

Vida, Pasión y Muerte, Mexican Embassy, Berlin, Germany 

Museo delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy


Sourires, Grimaces et Contorsions, Le Frac Picardie, Amiens, France

 

2009  

Una Intervencion Artistica Contemporanea sobre el Sigo XVIII, Casa Lamm, Mexico City

Index 03: Aequatoria, Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City 

James Brown, Stephen Mueller, Otto Zoo, Milan, Italy

Feux Continus, Le Grand Hornu, Hornu, Belgium

Collection of…, White Columns, New York, USA

Imperium, Galería Hilario Galguera, Leipzig, Germany

On paper, Karsten Greve, Paris, France

Parentesis, MACO, Oaxaca, Mexico

Opera Recenti, Stuadio Raffaelli, Trento, Italy

Made in USA, La Louviere, Belgium

 

2008  

Nature Fragile, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France

Cobra to Contemporary, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany

Aussi Rouge que Possible, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

Taller de Grabado Fernando Sandoval 1988-2008, IAGO, Oaxaca, Mexico

Vernissage, Karsten Greve, Paris, France 

 

2007  

Crown Jewels, Salon 94, New York, USA

Biennale Internationale de la Céramique, Chateauroux, France

15 años, 44 obras, MACO, Oaxaca, Mexico  

Capricho de Sátiro, El Eco, Mexico City

 L’épreuve du feu, Paris, France

 

2006  

James Brown and Dan McCleary , Rebecca Ibel, Columbus, USA

Posters, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA

This is not GAY ART NOW, Paul Kasmin, New York, USA

 

2005  

Veritas, Studio Raffaelli, Trento, Italy

Brief Secret, San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Artist and Collector, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

Collections d’Artistes, Chateau Monsempron, Libos, France

 

2004 

Carpe Diem, Texas Gallery, Houston, USA

New Prints 2004, I.P.C., New York, USA


Kirche Kunst Kasel, Ulmer Museum, ULM, Germany

 

2003

Pictura Magistra Vitae, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bologna, Italy 

 

2002 

VIII Salon de Arte , Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City 

 Dubuffet e l'arte dei graffiti, Palazzo Martinengo, Brescia, Italy

Visitors to Clay, Garth Clark L.I.C., New York, USA

 

2001

Propios y Extraños, MACO, Oaxaca, Mexico 

 Brown, Clemente, Katz, IAGO, Oaxaca, Mexico 

Tramas y Ensamblajes, MACO, Oaxaca, Mexico

 

2000

Le Ali di Dio; Messaggeri e Guerrieri Alati Fra Oriente e Occidente, Castello Normanno, Svevo, Bari, Italy 

Los Artistas en la Ceramica, Ceramica de Muel, Zaragoza, Spain

 

1999  

Acquisitions 1997-1998,  Musée d’Art Moderne, Liege, Belgium 

Dreaming II; Contemporary American Art & Ancient Korea, Akira Ikeda, New York, USA

 

 

1998

Leaf, Spine, Word, Sign; Kuenstlerbuecher, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany 

Beyond Belief; Modern Art and the Religious Imagination, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 

 

1997

Made in France 1947-1997, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France 

 

1996 

En Filigrane; Un Regard sur l'Estampe Comtemporaine, Bibliotheque Nationale de France

 

1995

Touchstones from the Graphicstudio and Limestone Press/Hine Editions, Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA 

 

1994

Objets d'Artistes; 7eme Collection, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Imprimatur, Centre des Arts Saidye Bronfman and Galerie de l’Uqam, Montreal, Canadá   

Lithographies, Atelier Franck Bordas, Institut Francais, Athens, Greece

L'Incato e la transcendenze, Milan, Italy

 

1993  

Paint and Painted Fischer Landau Center, New York, USA 

 

1992  

Terrae Motus alla Reggia di Caserta, Naples, Italy 

Casula, Kunststation St. Peter, Colonia, Germany 

The Frozen Leopard: Part I, Bernd Klueser, Munich, Germany 

 

1991 

Objets trouvés d'artistes, Galerie du Jour Agnés, Paris, France

Books as Art, Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA          

 

1990  

The Reconsecration of Abstraction, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

GegenwartEwigkeit (PresenceEternity), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

 

1989

Projects and Portfolios, The 25th National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

Wiener Divan - Sigmund Freud – Heute, Museum of 20th, Vienna, Austria

 

1988  

Meltem, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France

Castelli Graphics 1969-1988, New York, USA

 

1987  

Works on Paper, Bernd Klueser, Munich, Germany 

Terrae Motus, Grand Palais, Paris, France

James Brown, George Condo, David Bowes, Keith Haring, Maloney, Santa Monica, USA

 

1986

Gabrielle Bryers at Castelli, New York, USA

Point of View,Art Works from the Collection of Jeffrey Kerns, State University, Sonoma, USA

 

1985

75-'85; von Courbet bis Beuys, Nationalgalerie, Neuerwerbungen, Berlin, Germany 

7000 Eichen, Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, Germany

States of War, Art Museum, Seattle, USA

James Brown, Richard Milani, Scott Richter, Not Vital, Nature Morte, New York, USA


1984

Terrae Motus I, Villa Campolieto, Ercolano, Italy 

Aperto '84, Venice Biennale, Italy


 

1983  

Latitudine Napoli New York, Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy

Champions, Tony Shafrazi, New York, USA

Critica Ad Arte , Palazzo Lanfranchi, Pisa. Italy 

 

1982     

Tony Shafrazi, New York, USA      

Group Exhibition, Holly Solomon, New York, USA                                                       

Nature Morte, "Inaugural Group Show”, New York, USA 

 

1981  

Drawing Show, curated by Keith Haring, White Street, New York, USA

 

1980

Club 57 Invitational, curated by Keith Haring, New York, USA

 

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

 

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

 

Fisher Landau Center for Contemporary Art, New York, USA

 

Eli Broad Foundation, Los Ángeles, USA

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

 

Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida, USA

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA