Christopher Le Brun is one of the most influential figures to emerge in British Art in the 1980s.
This catalogue containing a selected survey of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from the last 30 years, demonstrates how he is still evolving as an artist today.
Throughout his career, Le Brun has moved effortlessly between figuration and abstraction whilst constantly enjoying the physicality and process of painting.
His large canvases and sculptures show a repertoire of symbolic forms derived from nature, myth, poetry and music. He continues to explore, with great inventiveness, the conventions and potential of painting as an art form.
Published to accompany the artist’s solo exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall, 8 February – 6 April 2008.
Christopher Le Brun
Christopher Mark Le Brun was born in Portsmouth in 1951. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (DFA) in London from 1970-74 and at Chelsea School of Art (MA) from 1974-75.
Le Brun has exhibited in many significant surveys of international art, including Nuova Immagine Milan 1981, Zeitgeist Berlin 1982, and Avant-garde in the Eighties, Los Angeles 1987. Most recently he was included in Contemporary Voices, at the Museum of Modern Art New York in 2005.
From 1987-88 he received the D.A.A.D. award from the German government, living and working in Berlin for a year.He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1996 and in 2000 became the Academy's first Professor of Drawing.
Le Brun is a former trustee of the Tate, the National Gallery, and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. He is currently a trustee of the Prince's Drawing School.
He is married to the painter Charlotte Verity. They have three children. He lives and works in London and Suffo