Alice Browne’s practice is predominantly painting-based but expands also into installation, drawing and sculpture. Her works describe imaginative spaces occupied by floating objects, often charged with latent symbolism, which play with the rules of gravity and perspective.
Underlying Browne’s research is the notion that physical experiences take place alongside a network of secondary and imaginative sources, resulting in an intoxicating, partly fictional, reality.
Creating her works over a long period of time without a planned outcome, she captures the physical location of their production as well as the reflecting thoughts and influences gained over the time of their creation.
Alice Browne (b. 1986) completed her MA in Fine Art Painting at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2016 and her BA in Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Art, London, in 2009. Selected recent solo and group exhibitions have taken place at Tintype Gallery, London (2019); Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam (2019); and Limoncello, London (2016). Residencies and awards: New Contemporaries Studio Bursary with Hospitalfield, 2017, and Bursary with Bow Arts Trust.
Platform Foundation Asks
Who is your artistic hero? I’ve not met them yet.
Which work of art you wished you owned? Something vast like a Richard Serra sculpture or one of Phyllida Barlow’s installations. Though a Philip Guston drawing would be more realistic for my small London flat.
What is the most indispensable item in your studio? My table. Like the kitchen at a party, everything revolves around it.
Describe your studio in three words: Practical, changeable, odd.
Do you collect anything? Paint brushes. Oh, and I have a good collection of teabags and OS maps.
What kind of music do you listen to while you work? Often heavy ambient stuff like Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky. Or the Flaming Lips and Metronomy if I want a dance.