The 1990 ā€˜Cā€™ Collages


The 'C' Collages are a series of mixed media works on paper executed by Brian in 1990. United by their use of a gridded system ā€“ the hand-cut squares in the acrylic-painted surface revealing a secondary layer of colour beneath ā€“ they are characterised by the amorphic forms that preoccupied him at the time and a heraldic use of colour, with collaged line drawings, Indian miniatures, card cut-outs, torn paper and other elements introduced over or in contrast to the regular matrix. Exhibited at the Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, in 1990, and at the Mayor Gallery, London, in Into and Out of Architecture in the same year.