Victor L. Brown

VL Brown born in Harlem (The Home to the Harlem Renaissance). Raised in the Bronx (Home of the Yankees) and Awendaw, SC, a small fishing village named after the Awenda Indian tribe just outside of Charleston, SC. Now a resident of Atlanta, GA, Victor began creating art around the age of five watching his mother draw florals and making crafts. His father created accessories from leather scraps and sewed clothing as a side job while working in the Manhattan garment industry

During grade school, Victor took part in making a quilt that was exhibited in a New York museum which strengthened his interest in art. He entered contests placing first for his school district. Moving to South Carolina he became interested in music and singing but visual art was still his calling. He attended the Governor's School of the Arts in Greenville,SC, taking classes in printmaking, 2-D design, jewelry and carpet design. He received an Honorable Mention from Bigelow Carpet Design contest and had work published in his schools yearbook as well as the Charleston News and Courier. Victor soon attended The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) as an illustration major. Later, he changed his major to graphic design while developing his growing interest in fashion through self study and attending additional classes at SCAD and AIU.

The pieces in this series (Frequency) represent wheree I am at this time in an abstract way. At times literal paper, computer and various mediums: inks, tempura, acrylics and ancient art supplies from projects and experimentation long ago are used.

Starting with a thought that grows into an idea then reality, my art takes on a life of it's own more than I hoped for. My art is inspired by the spiritual, political, and fashion of anything through the use of color, texture and line (or absence of it).

Visit his site at www.vlbrownpmq.com