|(Paramaribo, Suriname, 1935- )
Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stanley Brouwn emerged
as an artist in Amsterdam during a period in the 1960's when the
city's art scene was heavily influenced by the Fluxus art movement.
Brouwn remains rigorously committed to a strain of Conceptualism,
in particular a familiar Conceptualist obsession with the idea of
measurement. Brouwn is interested in the poetry of measurement, of
how measurement is used to represent reality, specifically measurements
of his own body or the bodies of others. Brouwn often references
his own height, the length of his stride, or the tracing of his route
while walking through a city. This portrait was commissioned by its
owner, and is comprised of the exact height of the subject transferred
to a bar of aluminum. Brouwn has thus literally 'taken measure' of
Aluminum strip length of subject, wood, paint
31 x 79 x 10 1/4 in.