“The universe is a big place,
perhaps the biggest”
Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
In Final Frontier, a series of mixed media works combining paint, pigments, metallics and photography, Ellis-Brown explores his fascination with humanity’s place in the universe, contrasting found images of modern day space exploration with ancient marks conceived from the visual languages of indigenous people.
Connections are drawn between classical deities and contemporary idealism, astronauts, the space race and Nineteenth-Century colonialism. Ellis-Brown strives for perfection in colour and form, while highlighting the imperfections of traditional print processes. With subtle humour Final Frontier lays bare the fragility and precariousness forever evident in human endeavour.