Paul Brown Retrospective 1966-2022
As part of an ongoing collaboration between Phoenix and the Computer Arts Society (CAS), our latest CAS exhibition in our Cafe Bar is from pioneering computer artist Paul Brown.
Born in England, and now living in Australia, Paul was one of the first British artists to start using computers in his art. Over his long career, spanning over five decades, he has received global recognition for his computational and generative artwork, and has just been confirmed as the 2023 recipient of the prestigious SIGGRAPH Lifetime Achievement Award.
Brown pursues his work in the traditions of Constructivism, De Stijl, Art Concret, and Conceptual & Systems Art. He discovered digital systems as an artistic medium at the Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition at the ICA in London in 1968. His main focus has been developing “bottom-up” AI or A-Life systems, earning him an international reputation as a pioneer of this art genre. The earliest work in this show dates from 1966 when he was just 19-years-old, and the latest is from 2022.
More information, including a link to purchase a specially-produced exhibition catalogue and limited edition print, can be found on the Computer Arts Society website at computer-arts-society.com.