Stanley Brouwn

1935 - 2017

Born in Paramaribo (SR), lives in Amsterdam (NL).

Stanley Brouwn (1935, Suriname, lives in Amsterdam) moved to the Netherlands in 1957. A representative earlier work is the now famous This Way Brouwn, a series of ‘drawings’ made by passers-by asked for directions. Brouwn dedicates himself to intense explorations of measurement. The movement from a to b and the distance between them is of central importance in his art, which makes tangible the tension between abstract measures (the metric scale) and embodied measures such as the ‘step’. Size is essential to the work, and photographic reproductions are not allowed. Brouwn is exemplary in following his ideas logically and rigorously.

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