James hd Brown
Los Ángeles - Estados Unidos - 1950

La obra de James hd Brown comprende pintura, estampa experimental, cerámica, textiles y libros de artista. Estéticamente, puede ubicarse en el contexto de las tendencias contemporáneas que han movilizado el lenguaje abstracto hacia nuevas poéticas. Las series que produce están dentro de una práctica en la que la abstracción genera imágenes estructuradas como modelos o diagramas muy sutiles. 

El culto que profesa el artista por la conexión de lo visual con los escenarios de la mentalidad, así como su pasión por los soportes encontrados y cargados de energía matérica, resultan en un cuerpo de obra que va de la representación inmaterial en espacios neutros, a la construcción de pasajes de pintura post-psicodélica. 

James hd Brown's work consists of painting, experimental stamp, ceramic, textiles and artist books. It can aesthetically be located on the context of contemporary tendencies that have moved the abstract language towards new poetics. The series he produces are among a practice in which abstraction generates images structured as very subtle models or diagrams.

The cult that this artist has to the connection of the visual to the mental sceneries as well as the passion he has to found and energetically charged supports, create a body of work that goes from immaterial representation contained in neutral spaces to the construction of passages of post-psychedelic painting.

Libros | Books
Biografía | Biography

JAMES hd BROWN  

1951, Los Angeles, California

Lives and works between Mérida, Yucatán and Paris


STUDIES

Art Degree, Immaculate Heart College, Hollywood. California

École Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2014

Escultura Manierista, Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Mexico City 


2013

Firmament, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de 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, Brodeaux, France 


2009

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

Soave Gallery, Alessandria, Egipt

Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Le Triangle Bleu, Belgium, Brussels

Willi Schoots, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Formas del Pensamiento, Galería Hilario Galguera, Ciudad de México 

 

2008

Mr. Brown spends the year in his other house. 

 

2007

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

Pierre Bergé & Associes, Brussels, Belgium

Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

 

2006

Galleria L’Ariete, Bologna, 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, China

Ex-escuela de Quintana Roo, Mérida, México

 

2004

Galerie Remarque, Trans-en-Provence, France

Internal Order, Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindoven, Netherlands

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

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, Netherlands

 

2003

Galerie van der Straeten, Amsterdam, 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, Lausanne, 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 

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, China

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

La Maison des Arts Malakoff, Paris, France 

 

1999

Triangle Bleu, Stavelot, Brussels

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, 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, Rome, 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, Orléans, France

Office for Art and Architecture, New York, USA

Galerie Visconti & Centre Culturel Francais, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Galerie Kiron, Paris, France

 

1994

Galerie Meltem, Casablanca, Morroco

Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

Galerie Bernd Klueser, Munich, Germany

Galerie Ribbentrop, Eltville, Germany

Connaught Brown Gallery, London, UK

 

1993

Gallery Akira Ikeda, Nagoya, Japan

Galerie Franck Bordas, Paris, France

Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, 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, Cologne, Germany

Galerie JGM, Paris, France 

Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

Espace des Arts, Chalon-Sur-Saône, France 

 

1991

Galerie Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden

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, UK

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, Denmrak

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, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

Galerie Issy Brachot, Brussels, 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, Autria

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, Switzerland

Galerie Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden

 

1984

Galleria Lucio Amelio, Naples, 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, Cologne, Germany

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA

Nature Morte Gallery, New York, USA

Galleria Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy

American Graffiti Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

1978

Gemeentemuseum, Arnheim, Netherlands

Galerie Christiane & Eric Germain, Paris


GROUP SHOWS


2014

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

Expo Chicago, Hilario Galguera Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Zona Maco, Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City


2013

Zona Maco, Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City


2012

Glenbow Museum, Alberta, Canada

Chemin Faisant, Musée des Arts, Moutier, Switzerland

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

Selected Drawings, Galerie Klueser, Munich, Germany


2011

Objets, JGM, Paris, France

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

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, Italia

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, Milano, Italy

Feux Continus, Le Grand Hornu, Hornu, Belgium

Collection of…, White Columns, New York, USA

Imperium, Hilario Galguera Gallery, Liepzig, 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, Chatearoux, 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, Canada  

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

L'Incato e la transcendenze, Milano, Italy


1993  

Paint and Painted,  Fischer Landau Center, New York, USA 


1992  

Terrae Motus alla Reggia di Caserta, Naples, Italy NAPLES. Caserta 

Casula, Kunststation St. Peter, Cologne, 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

 

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

New Narrative Painting; Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

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


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 Angeles, USA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida, USA

Jorge M. Perez Collection / Museum, Miami, Florida, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France

Museum of San Marino, The Republic of San Marino

Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy

KW Institute of contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Kolumba Museum, Cologne, Germany

Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Centre for Contemporary Art, Malaga, Spain

Museum of Contemporary Art, Oaxaca, Mexico

Institute of Graphic Arts, Oaxaca, Mexico

Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia