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Sculptures and digital artworks by Chrissy Brown

Sculptures and digital artworks by Chrissy Brown

Chrissy Brown is an artist based in Essex. Her passion is the representation of ‘othered’ - mostly fat - bodies through art. She sells her work to an international audience and has exhibited at prestigious local galleries.

Artist’s Statement
Taking up space is key to the normalisation of all types of bodies. It will result in the reclamation of spaces – conceptual and physical—that have been too long dominated by those with power and privilege.

My aim is to find and represent joy, comfort, and safety in bodies that have been cast out of the acceptable Western mainstream. I want to clear a space from the bombardment by a monotony of thin, heteronormative, able-bodied, capitalist advertising and aspiration.

We all exist in different bodies, and allowing each person to thrive and feel no shame for this uniqueness is key to creating a more feminist society. We are each whole as we are.

Fighting against oppressive norms takes many forms. This is mine.

Price List

Framed Prints     £25 each
Ceramic Sculpture:
Memory  (plinth)     £80
Air Heads (fireplace)    £75 each
Bust (staircase)     £80
Green Goddess (staircase)  £50


Staircase Display:
Little Goddesses   individually priced (£10 - £25)
Jewellery    individually priced (£7 - £25 )

Curlers


She’s going out and doing her hair, what more do you want from her? Femininity is a performance of many parts, and the subject of this painting is both adhering to and challenging this.

 

The Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük


This figurine has been dated to approximately 6000 BC, and depicts a nude female form sitting on a throne whilst giving birth. It was unearthed in Turkey in 1961, and is made from baked clay.

The Venus of Lespugue


This Venus is between 24 and 26,000 years old. Found in a cave amongst the foothills of the Pyrenees in 1922, she is made from carved tusk ivory, but was badly damaged during excavation.

Gathering


This piece is a collection of sketches of a fat body from various angles and in various states of repose. It explores the fact of being both subject and object in our daily lives, and how the feeling of being an object is heightened when you live in an ‘othered’ body.

City


This piece, like ‘Seaside’, is inspired by the way we shape, and are shaped by, our environments.

Venus of Hohle Fels


This Venus is the oldest known depiction of a human being. It has been dated to approximately 35 – 40,000 years old, and was excavated near Schelklingen, Germany. It was carved from the tusk of a woolly mammoth, and possibly worn as an amulet.

Seaside


This piece, like ‘City’, is inspired by the way we shape, and are shaped by, our environments.

Joy


Inspired by the love of movement, this piece conveys the freedom one feels when the body is loved and accepted for what it is.

 

 

 

CONTACT
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Colchester, Essex C01 1LD

01206 366 059
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