CHRISTOPHER LE BRUN

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  • Wave, 2015
    edition of 3 variants, bronze
    115 x 53 x 36 cm
  • Le Brun's sculpture is an art of paradox and inversion. Bronze sculpture, the 'fixed', the eternal, becomes conceptually 'fluid', adjustable. The two-dimensional and painterly is played against the three-dimensional and sculptural. Colour is introduced to establish a dialogue with form... He is constantly testing the image, confronting accepted practices, crossing over genre boundaries.
    (Nicholas Watkins, ‘Christopher Le Brun: painter-sculptor’, Sculpture Journal, 21.1, 2012)
  • Maro, 2014
    edition of 3, Nestos marble
    500 x 153 x 36 cm
  • The subjective associations brought to mind by the word white are well known, and here I ask you to envision an image of Parnassus, a territory of innocence where the platonic forms stand rank upon rank. Are these white forms more familiar to the mind than those suggested by colour? The sun for yellow, the rose for red and the sea for blue feel subtly different to the white of the ideal column, as white is comparatively without prejudice.
    (Christopher Le Brun, from the essay Innocence for Colour, Colnaghi, 2015)
  • Stem Composition, 2013
    unique bronze
    30.5 x 26 x 4.5 cm
  • 'I’m highly aware of painting’s layered-ness, what is in front and what is behind; and when you make a sculpture, you can walk around it, so you see the consequences and get in amongst the layers. It has really striking consequences. Like the dark side of the moon – an image that previously only ever had one aspect is then shown to have unexpected potential. '
    (Christopher Le Brun, in ‘Interview with CV 16 May 2010’, Interviews: Artists, Patterns of Experience Recordings 1988 -2011, 2011)
  • Alba 2010
    unique painted bronze
    25 x 35.5 x 10 cm
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