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Stuart Brisley

Stuart Brisley - performance artist, painter, writer and teacher - achieved notoriety in the 1960s and '70s for his disturbing physical performances, but his work has extended over four decades and has also embraced painting, print, sculpture, installation, films and fictions and large-scale participatory projects. He has exhibited and performed internationally, primarily in Britain and Europe.

Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006 was held at England & Co in 2006. An early assemblage wall relief was acquired from the exhibition by The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Museums & Galleries (with assistance from The Art Fund). In 2008, Brisley exhibited drawings and sculpture in the gallery exhibition Persistent Obsessions. The artist's second solo exhibition at England & Co, Stuart Brisley, was held in October 2009, when he concurrently exhibited films and performance photographs with the gallery at the Zoo art fair. A drawing from this exhibition was subsequently included in Modern Times: Responding to Chaos at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and the De la Warr Pavillion, Bex Hill, UK (2010).

The British Museum acquired five works by Brisley addressing political issues from England & Co in 2008; and in 2010, Tate added to their existing holding of his work with the purchase  from England & Co of an early painting and the film Arbeit Macht Frei. 

Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006 Exhibition catalogue/monograph published by England & Co: 56 pages, 56 works and performances illustrated in colour and b/w, 2 further b/w illustrations. Introduction by Jane England; Essay: 'Fragments - Stuart Brisley's films and videos' by Sandrine Meats; Extensive chronology, exhibitions, selected bibliography including selected sound tapes and videos. (ISBN  1 902046 36 6). Copies available - contact the gallery.

An archive selection of works exhibited with England & Co are reproduced on these pages.

Drawings & works on paper   Film & video   Performance   Photography   Prints   Sculpture   


Paintings

Royal Ordure - Details


Royal Ordure 1996
48 x 60 inches
Mixed media on canvas

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006.


Ref: STB29
After Pandemonium - Details


After Pandemonium (Canary Wharf) c 1995-96
22 x 30 inches
Diptych in two frames: bottom
Acrylic on paper

Private collection


Ref: STB26
Untitled - Details


Untitled 2005
24.25 x 21.5 inches
Oil on paper

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006.



Residuary iii - Details


Residuary iii 2005-06
36 x 60 inches
Oil on canvas

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006.



Dead-Line - Details


Dead-Line 2006
48 x 48 inches
Oil on canvas

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006.



Black Mirror ii - Details


Black Mirror ii 2000
31.5 x 39.5 inches
Oil and tempera on board

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006.


Ref: STB31
American Bouquet - Details


American Bouquet 2004
21 x 28 inches
Oil on paper

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006. Private collection.


Ref: STB32
Residuary ii - Details


Residuary ii 2005
36 x 48 inches
Oil on canvas

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006. Private collection.



Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1959
48 x 74.75 inches
Mixed media on board

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006. Private collection.


Ref: STB1
Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1959-60
39.5 x 59.5 inches
Mixed media on board

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006.



Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1960
39.5 x 59.25 inches
Mixed media on board

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006. Private collection.


Ref: STB4
Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1960
43.25 x 59.25 inche
Mixed media on board

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006. Acquired from England & Co by Tate, London.



Shouting Man - Details


Shouting Man c 1954
22 x 16 inches
Mixed media on card

Exhibited at London Art Fair with England & Co 2008.



Black Midnight Noon Relief No.8 - Details


Black Midnight Noon Relief No.8 1960
59.5 x 51 inches
Mixed media on board

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006. Private collection.


Ref: STB5