Chris Dorley Brown
Spot the Difference
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Kingsland Bridge North 1997-2012
Operating Theatre, 1988-2008
Socialist Bridge, 1990-2003
X-ray Switch, 1988-1997
Downs Court, 1985-2006
Canal Corner, 1990-2011
Cecilia Corner, 1986-2008
Chris grew up on the south coast but has lived and worked in the east end of London for the last thirty years. Largely self-taught his cultural education was formed in east London in the late seventies, against a backdrop of strongly polarised political conflict and change.
His influences are shaped by memory, both personal and those of others. The east end and itʼs ever increasing diaspora, with itʼs tradition of radicalism, experimentation and innovation are crucial to his work. The social structure of the east end is fragmented as much as it is unified. Immigration, integration, conflict and movement are all studied via his images. A building, a pedestrian, a car, a scrapyard……a matrix of ciphers that present a running commentary.
Since 1993 he has been collaborating with artists, filmmakers, curators, performers and writers as well groups and individuals in the public sphere in a variety of cultural contexts, primarily outside the art gallery, (radio,print,cinema, television ,the internet and architecture).
He lives and works in London.