Trevor Brown’s bizarre and slightly disturbing paintings of young asian girls have stirred up controversy amongst the more conservative elements of the art world and the internet. Possibly more darkly humorous than offensive, the paintings are clearly the work of someone with a passion for Eastern eroticism and confounding expectations.
Born and brought up in England, Trevor Brown began producing limited edition photocopied booklets of his ink drawings in the Eighties, with titles like Graphic Autopsy and Necro Porno, influenced by Georges Bataille, De Sade and JG Ballard's Crash. Increasingly Brown found the UK’s attitudes to pornography too repressive and at the first available opportunity decamped to Japan.
Brown was influenced by Japanese culture and dolls and started producing airbrushed paintings describing a world of “sinister innocence”.
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