Todd Brown is a contemporary painter, illustrator, muralist and modern collage artist. His creative hero's include Jeffrey Koons, Salvador Dali, Mark Kostobi, Tristan Eaton, and Carol Brown-Goldberg to name a few. Todd’s current work features an expertly crafted, visual collection of pop imagery blended with his own creative and playful style.
Fascinated with cover and pop art, his latest paintings are a combination of a graphic book narrative and cartoons combined with modern pop-art that fuse a path through each bold, and energetic exploration of his pre-millennial childhood juxtaposed with pop culture.
His work reflects popular cultural subjects from the past and present while the imagery of modern day advertising and consumerism are sometimes accessible as well as subliminally placed. It is here the viewer will develop a relationship-based self awareness.
By slamming contrasting subject matter into one-piece, the relationship of the comic imagery and products will all blend to create one loud story. Each painting is the artists own personal comic book cover; the individual brand is sold separately.
It's early on Saturday morning, 1976...really early. My sisters and I are coloring with our crayons with the built-in sharpener, as "Scooby Doo" or "Land of the Lost" plays on the TV. Our mornings are creative, filled with imagination, and the magic of the 1970's bright pop culture in which we were raised. We draw and color anywhere and everywhere: on shaggy carpets, splintered benches, or gifted paper or canvases. At an early age, I learned to draw and paint in the way of the Old Masters. In my teenage years a significant opportunity emerged for me to create two massive wall murals, which opened the door to creating larger works. I went on to earn my Fine Arts Degree with a minor in Art History at Arizona State and entered my Masters of Fine Arts at Towson State, where I studied under Earl Linderman, Henry Schoebel, and Leonard Koscianski.