At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked artist Gregory B to tell us a little bit about his life, his art and his sources of inspiration.
What do you call your series of artwork?
– I've named my series 'A Short Story,' which consists of four large painted tapestries. I chose this title because each piece encapsulates a concise visual narrative.
What technique have you used?
– I create these artworks by using acrylic paint on large raw unstretched canvas.
What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?
– This series draws inspiration from our encounters with life's challenges and the diverse ways we confront and navigate through them. It's an exploration of how reaching out for help doesn't always signal the conclusion of a journey but sometimes the start of an even more demanding path.
Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?
– Originally from Northern Ireland, I now reside in the south of France. My background as a musician gradually led me towards painting as a more serene form of creative expression. Living among the multitude of castles in the Dordogne region, I found myself captivated by the grand tapestries that adorned their walls. The way these tapestries hung loosely, like curtains, intrigued me and influenced my own art. My works reflect minimalist concepts, often incorporating shapes and vibrant block colors.
How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?
– Vibrant, clash, loose.
What we love about GREGORY B:
Gregory Brown's artistry is a fusion of minimalist concepts, vibrant colors, and a loose, hanging tapestry style that mirrors the movement and life within his artworks. His 'A Short Story' series resonates with the complexities of navigating life's challenges, presenting vibrant narratives that evoke both struggle and resilience through his striking use of color and form.