“A contemporary answer to such pillars of 20th century painting as Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, Mark Brown’s paintings defy the easy application of outside narratives. His paint application and mark-making brings viewers continually back to the present moment.”
Shana Dumont Garr, Curator, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

“Mark Brown steals the show with his subtly compelling abstract paintings… canvases with thick impastos and dripping paint eloquently express the act of painting. This emphasis on seductive, tactile surfaces results in dense, concentrated and powerful works… beautifully painted surfaces… held together by tightly composed geometric forms.”
Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator, North Carolina Museum of Art