22 November, 2019
Friday, November 22nd
Who are we? And what have we become? To these questions young British painter, Alice Browne is referring to in her work. Alice Browne (1986, Oxford, UK) takes the idea of camouflage as a starting point for considering identity shifts. With reference to the dichotomy of standing out and fitting in, both compositionally and socially, Browne dryly employs forms that reinforce models of duality and continuity in a series of new paintings and works on paper. ‘I was thinking about how perhaps when we change ourselves to match our environments – to be accepted – we may take on and reinforce pre-existing models of belief and behaviour. I am so thoroughly camouflaged that I didn’t perceive it growing up. I wonder about the benefit of having no identity, to wander chameleon-like across different backgrounds, without belief. Would this present a threat to those that don’t realise that I may be a traitor, hiding in plain sight?’ At FLATLAND BROWNE will speak honest about being these ever existentialistic thoughts with a journalist from a woman’s fashion magazine whose life and existence matters around perceptions.