Alexander Brown creates monolithic symbols that transcend classifications of geography and philosophy of art. His work is thoughtfully conceived and beautifully executed. At the same time, it speaks clearly to people from all walks of life, because it conveys universal ideas of nature, time, and repose. The pristine curves and solid proportions of his ageless sculptures provide a refuge for the spirit. The symbolism is new yet familiar, stating its internal truth in a believable voice.
Educated in the great movements of modern art, Brown acknowledges the importance of certain mileposts in modern sculpture: the abstract work of David Smith , Eduardo Chillada and Fletcher Benton, and especially the ageless Oriental esthetic of Isamu Noguchi. Above and beyond the essential grammar of these influences, however, his ideas are expressed by means of his own extensive language of form.
Alexander Brown’s sculptures exert a quiet but commanding presence that draws equally from East and West. “Twenty first century abstract sculpture has given us an exposure to a mix of elements that we never had before. Invisible or spiritual order is analogous to material order.”
Alexander Brown’s work is based on the language of elementals – circle and square, rectangle and disc, intersecting arcs and organic symmetry. Brown incorporates ancient Eastern influences with the intelligence of contemporary Western art. The result is a long series of perfectly balanced meditations in steel and stone.