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David Brown

David Brown is a full-time abstract encaustic artist living and working in Downtown Toronto. David is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (AOCA 1992) and he was an OCADU faculty member from 1998-2009. David’s paintings and prints have been shown in galleries across North America and are held in collections in Canada, U.S., Europe, and Asia.

For TOAF 2021, David is offering a selection of his Encaustic Monotypes, which are one-of-a-kind non-repeatable prints. It is an elegant process where pigmented beeswax is melted on a heated metal surface and then transferred to a sheet of absorbent printmaking paper. No printing press is required just wax, heat, paper, and gentle hand pressure. These four variables allow endless and unpredictable results. The compositions evolve by adding and subtracting elements using custom-made silicon tools. The final results combine the directness and immediacy of traditional printmaking with the richness and luminosity of the encaustic medium.

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