The Brunswick Town Art Fair returns today for the sixth year featuring over 50 artists in the Gardens and some very eclectic colourful work in the Regency Town House where pop art meets the South Downs.
Brighton based artist, Richard Denne, uses Pop Art as a starting point to produce exciting bold and graphic work. He integrates his knowledge of traditional print-making process with digital technology and fuses them into magnificent prints and mixed media originals.
His images, often populated with the male form could easily be preconceived as Queer Art, the male figure seen as pornography rather than fine art.
Denne says: “Society has made progress in accepting the outsider but then is guilty of jumping to conclusions with this new-found knowledge and liberalism. I often find myself defending my work from being corralled into the essentially reductive queer category. Yes, it shows an evident appreciation for the male form, but there is a great deal more to it than that.”
The intense light source found in Denne’s make believe landscapes of Hollywood and Palm Springs, invite you to be a voyeur and observe the dramas unfold before you. His use of colour draws from painters such as Matisse, Hockney and Frank Stella and the gesture of patterned areas only act to highlight this.
The Brunswick Town Art Fair is a popular community event set in the Regency splendour of Hove’s Brunswick Square Gardens and The Regency Town House. The fair features local artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, cards, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery focusing on high quality but affordable work which is all for sale. Admission is free and refreshments are available.
The Regency Town House (13, Brunswick Square) will be open throughout the day exhibiting art in the beautiful first floor Drawing Room. From 1pm Afternoon Teas will be served in the Dining Room on the ground floor.
Event: Brunswick Town Art Fair
Where: Brunswick Square Gardens and The Regency Town House, Hove, BN3 1EH
When: Sunday, July 9
Time: 11am – 6pm
Cost: Admission free
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