Alexander Brown

Alexander Brown – 'Textile Revision' Sculpture, 2024


Textile Revision studies how minimal but repetitive intervention and craft labour methods can provoke perceptions of assigned values. When asked to consider recycled aluminium, attention focused on a pragmatic example: the aluminium can. There is a lot to be admired about the aluminium can, including its singular material construction, its recyclable capabilities, and, in a more philosophical sense, its humility as a commonplace object. Interest is further grounded in the simple formwork called upon to gain strength from this fine material (0.11mm thick). 

Textile Revision endeavours to expose and celebrate this dichotomy. Parallel to this interest, the aim is to anchor a relationship between established findings derived from previous works of minimal actions alongside industrial products that utilise sympathetic construction principals, such as steel conveyor belts and the repetition of components to make textiles. The final work delivers an abstract revision of these existing industrial products. 

Alexander Brown is a Melbourne based multi-disciplinary artist and designer with a Bachelor (Honours) in Interior Design from RMIT. His diverse creative practice includes lighting and object design, sculpture and site-specific installations and has exhibited nationally since 2016. His work across design and artistic case studies question material identity and focus heavily on value, perception and labour. Through using commonplace materials and repetition of elementary actions en masse, he exposes and places a more complex value. 


Main Gallery

May 11 – June 22 2024

Aluminium is a single material exploration. Six artists, makers and designers respond to the allure, practicality, and ethics of aluminium and together showcase the versatile applications of this metal within contemporary material practice.

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Material: recycled aluminium cans

Dimensions: 220 x 45cm

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