Artist Statement*See Bio.
Todd Brown is a contemporary painter, illustrator, muralist and modern collage artist. His creative hero's include Jeffrey Koons, Salvador Dali, Mark Kostobi, Tristan Eaton, and Carol Brown-Goldberg to name a few. Todd’s current work features an expertly crafted, visual collection of pop imagery blended with his own creative and playful style.
Fascinated with cover and pop art, his latest paintings are a combination of a graphic book narrative and cartoons combined with modern pop-art that fuse a path through each bold, and energetic exploration of his pre-millennial childhood juxtaposed with pop culture.
His work reflects popular cultural subjects from the past and present while the imagery of modern day advertising and consumerism are sometimes accessible as well as subliminally placed. It is here the viewer will develop a relationship-based self awareness.
By slamming contrasting subject matter into one-piece, the relationship of the comic imagery and products will all blend to create one loud story. Each painting is the artists own personal comic book cover; the individual brand is sold separately.
MODERN DIGITAL COLLAGE
Modern digitally-made photomontages offer a new way of exploring layers of digital modern collage. Inspired by other online digital artists I soon I generated nearly one-hundred surreal, modern digital collages. This innovative art form is currently evolving in its infinite state. I noticed that borrowing images from magazines can first be formed, shaped and then multi-layered to tell a single unique story. After experimenting with many new digital applications using modern digital photo enhancements, I began overlaying the surreal images with layers of a multiple geometric patterns until the composition forms. Colors will sharply contrast one another as will the two or three large images. My vision of what that specific story starts out with will most likely have an alternate ending with colors and imagery constantly changing under the many digital layers.