Trevor Brown  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Trevor Brown is an English artist from London - though presently living in Japan - whose work explores paraphilias, such as pedophilia, BDSM, and other fetish themes.

Trevor Brown's art has been featured in Adam Parfrey's Apocalypse Culture II, and in Jim Goad's ANSWER Me! zine, as well as a variety of other publications. His work has been featured as cover art for a number of bands, including Coil, Deicide, Whitehouse, GG Allin, John Zorn, Kayo Dot, Venetian Snares, plus many other groups and compilation albums. He has illustrated for Coup de Grace the publishing of Nietzsche's 'Der Antichrist'. Brown has also had several art books published.

He is often compared with Mark Ryden in that he is known for child-like characters in various states of distress. However themes in his work extend to car crashes, (reminiscent of J.G. Ballard's Crash), abattoirs, and Japanese pornography. His art is close in spirit to the Young British Artists such as Damien Hirst or Jake and Dinos Chapman. Brown acknowledges artist Romain Slocombe as a primary influence.

He has exhibited at the Mondo Bizarro art gallery in Italy.

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Trivia

In the anime series Hunter × Hunter one of the Phantom Troupe can be seen reading a Trevor Brown book.


Publications

  • Evil (1996)
  • Forbidden Fruit (1997)
  • My Alphabet (1999)
  • Temple of Blasphemy (1999)
  • Medical Fun (2001)
  • Li'l Miss Sticky Kiss (2004)
  • Rubber Doll (2007)
  • Trevor Brown's Alice (2010)

Exhibitions

  • 1995 "Evil", NG Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1996 "Doll Hospital", Keibunsha Art Box, Kyoto, Japan
  • 1996 "Evil Twin", NG Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1997 "Japabon", Taco-che, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1997 "Forbidden Fruit", Azzlo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1998 "Trevor Brown and Toshio Saeki", Merry Karnowski Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1999 "My Alphabet", Merry Karnowski Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 2001 "Sexy Nurse", Taco-che, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2001 "Rope, Rapture and Bloodshed" (with Antoine Bernhart), Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Bologna, Italy
  • 2001 "Medical Fun", Span Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2002 "New World" (with Keiti Ota), Merry Karnowski Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 2003 "Retrospective", Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Bologna, Italy
  • 2004 "Valentine Fair", Taco-che, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2004 "Li'l Miss Sticky Kiss", Gallery Le Deco, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2005 "Sakura", Taco-che, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007 "Rubber Doll", Gallery Le Deco, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007 "Rubber Doll", Subterraneans, Osaka, Japan
  • 2007 "Babies Exhibition", Taco-che, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2010 "Time of Alice" (with Yuriko Yamayoshi), Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

A selection of album and single covers




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