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Gordon Ellis-Brown

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About the artist

Gordon Ellis-Brown’s practice oscillates between social and environmental concerns ranging from ancient history to pop-culture, sustainability to space science; interests he credits to growing up in a seaside hotel in the 1970s, as well as childhood memories of American Westerns, the Apollo space missions and the unworldliness of television tropes broadcasting alien visitations.


Working with a range of media including paint, found imagery, raw and metallic pigments, photographic collage and resin, Ellis-Brown composes rigorously constructed compositions which recall the aesthetic of advertising or product design. He strives for perfection in colour and form, while highlighting the imperfections of traditional print processes.

Gordon Ellis-Brown has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. His work is held in collections throughout the world and he is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. All works are original, signed and dated on the reverse.

Soul Shaker series

Whilst living in the United States in the 1980s, during which time he visited The Navajo and Tohono O'odham Nations of Arizona as well as the lands of the Indigenous Tribes of California and New Mexico, Gordon Ellis-Brown became interested in the misrepresentation of Native American peoples in US pop-culture, particularly the damaging stereotypes disseminated by cinematic genres like the Western.

Ellis-Brown's Soul Shaker series responds to these preconceived notions of the historical American West, incorporating symbolism drawn from forms found in Native American petroglyphs. Constructed from collaged photographs, resin, paint and natural pigments, these bold graphic works celebrate the enduring materiality of some images whilst recognising the vulnerability and need to safeguard others. 

Final Frontier series

In Final Frontier, a series of mixed media works combining paint, pigments, metallics and photography, Ellis-Brown explores his fascination with humanity’s place in the universe, contrasting found images of modern day space exploration with ancient marks conceived from the visual languages of indigenous people. Connections are drawn between classical deities and contemporary idealism, astronauts, the space race and Nineteenth-Century colonialism. With subtle humour Final Frontier lays bare the fragility and precariousness forever evident in human endeavour.