Dean Melbourne - Private View

Friday 16th September 2011 4.30 - 8.00pm at 3 Mary Street, Birmingham B3 1UD

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Dean Melbourne is a painter who explores the human need or desire to escape reality, whether in the cynical re-contextualising of fashion “idols” or the romantic staging in his figurative landscapes. Melbourne is an avid collector of images that he finds seductive. Working from a variety of sources he appropriates these images, reflects on them, edits and re casts them to reflect his own preoccupations. The result is a new image or narrative that can be understood in its own right. The viewer has the choice to examine the symbolism of the components and challenge the image, or simply to indulge in the beauty and escape found therein. Dean Melbourne (b.1976) graduated with a BA(Hons) Painting from University of Wolverhampton in 1999. He has exhibited nationally including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2009 and 2010 and is currently represented by Debut Contemporary Gallery in London. Join us for the private view of Dean’s first solo show as he explores the power of drawing. Please book your place via the online booking system
“The importance of drawing in my practice, and the role that drawing plays within the working process of BPN Architects, has led to this exhibition that demonstrates our ongoing dialogue exploring the value of drawing and the hand made mark. BPN have consistently shown a commitment to working alongside artists both on projects and in the exhibition of works within their offices. Through a re-introduction to life drawing I have worked with the team to re-engage with drawing on a fundamental level. This exhibition within their working space, my first solo show, presents my latest works on paper alongside site specific pieces that explore the status and power of drawing.” Dean Melbourne, 2011

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