Genre: Contemporary Art
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Nigel Brown is undoubtedly New Zealand’s most significant narrative artist. Each painting tells a story in a characteristic style which unites the past and present, the social and political, human spirit and endeavour.
Making commentary is what Nigel Brown does. He creates scenes and images that are confronting in their familiarity and at the same time imbued with references of a philosophical and physical nature. The subtlety and imagery are what make his work, and this series, what they are; personal, political, referential and reverential.
- Essay excerpt Andrew Gomez, sourced from Whitespace Gallery.