GALERIA AZUR MADRID
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BIOGRAPHY

Artist, Photographer, Creative Director, Perfectionist and now retired. Those are just a few of the words used to describe Photonics’ president and founder, Alan Brown. A graduate of Syracuse University with a BS degree in Communications, majoring in Advertising Photography and minoring in Art History, Alan has amassed more than four decades of experience with all facets of visual media. Alan started PhotoDesign, an advertising photography studio in 1981. He then started Photonics, a graphic design and web development firm in 1989 (32 years in business and recently sold) and also for six years was a partner in a socially responsible eco-friendly women’s apparel company, Tulong LLC . Spare time, when it exists, allows Alan to explore his love of photography and illustration and his disdain for being a purist.

CV

<p>1974-75 Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Pre-med in Electrical Engineering Photo Editor of university student paper</p> <p>1975-77 Worked at James Brown Photography—Photo Assistant</p> <p>1975-77 Worked at Robin Colour Lab—Printer and Assistant Manager</p> <p>1977-1979 Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York—BS degree in Communications Major in Advertising Photography, Minor in Art History</p> <p>1979-1981 Worked at McHale/Brown Studio—Photographer, Studio Manager</p> <p>1981-89 Partner at PhotoDesign—an advertising photography studio</p> <p>1989-2021 Owner of Photonics Inc—a graphic design/web development studio</p> <p>1992 Group show in Art Museum, Kharkiv, Ukraine</p> <p>1993 1-person show, Vernisage, Kharkiv, Ukraine</p> <p>1995 Group show at the Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine</p> <p>1997 Group show at the Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine</p> <p>2011 Group Show, Cincinnati, Ohio</p> <p>2012 Group Show at the Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine</p> <p>2017 Golden Ticket Group show, Cincinnati, Ohio</p> <p>2019 Golden Ticket Group show, Cincinnati, Ohio</p> <p>2019 Instagramland Group show, Perfect Exposure Gallery, Alhambra, California</p> <p>2020 Golden Ticket Group show, Cincinnati, Ohio</p> <p>2021 Group show, MADS Gallery, Milan, Italy</p> <p>2021 Group show, MADS Gallery, Milan, Italy</p> <p>2021 Group show, MADS Gallery, Milan, Italy</p> <p>2021 Two-Person show, Gallery 708, Cincinnati, Ohio</p> <p>2021 Group show, The Red Door Project, Cincinnati, Ohio</p>

STATEMENT

My goal in creating my illustrations is to weave a complex story in a setting both real and imagined.I am a lover of the surreal and attribute some of my influences to Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Max Ernst and Giorgio de Chirico. I also want to give a nod to Hieronymus Bosch; his fantastical figures have inspired me, too. While I think the titles of the illustrations shed some light on my thinking, I leave the full interpretation up to the viewer.I have been exploring creating work in what I call a NeoDada style, as well as working in my NeoSurreal style.