Christopher Le Brun and Edmond Brooks-Beckman
8260 Marmont Lane, Los Angeles CA 90069
Friday, July 12 at 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Ends Aug 10, 2024
LOS ANGELES, CA | albertz benda is pleased to announce Christopher Le Brun and Edmond Brooks-Beckman, an exhibition pairing the tactile and expressive mark making of two London based painters on view in Los Angeles from July 11th – August 10th, 2024. Set in the Hollywood Hills behind Chateau Marmont, albertz benda Los Angeles offers a unique domestic setting for intimate viewing of the intricately textured surfaces of these two artists’ works on canvas. ABOUT CHRISTOPHER LE BRUN Christopher Le Brun is one of the leading British painters of his generation, celebrated internationally since the 1980s, making both figurative and abstract work in painting, sculpture and print. He was an instrumental public figure in his role as President of the Royal Academy of Arts in London from 2011 to 2019. He was awarded a Knighthood for services to the Arts in the 2021 New Year Honours. Le Brun employs a mastery of touch and color alongside a profound understanding of art history and a wide range of visual, musical and literary sources. He has remained consistent in adhering to what he feels to be the essential poetry and pleasure of painting for its own sake, led by intuition and visual imagination and resistant to external justification. ABOUT EDMOND BROOKS-BECKMAN Edmond Brooks-Beckman (b. London 1987) lives and works in London. He received his MA in painting from the Royal College of Art in 2023, and a BA from the Brighton school of Art in 2009. Brooks-Beckman’s utilizes an archeological approach to abstraction that involves methodically building up the surfaces, only to scrape through and re-work them, and a re-application of ‘waste’ material. Constructed from an arsenal of recurring gestures and techniques, Brooks-Beckman often make symbolic references to his Jewish heritage and the stories he was told as a child. These paintings do not hinge on narrative, but rather utilize storytelling to ground the artist’s otherwise intuitive, process driven exploration of material. ABOUT ALBERTZ BENDA Founded in 2015, albertz benda is a contemporary art gallery with an international program exploring material and textility as well as cultural and social dialogues. Our Chelsea space is host to rotating exhibitions with an emphasis on solo presentations of emerging artists, new research into historic figures, and thematic group exhibitions. In 2021, the gallery expanded to a second location in Los Angeles. Featuring an evolving identity separate from our New York program, the LA space is realized within the context of a domestic setting, advancing new connections between visual arts, craft, and design. Media Contact: PURPLE albertz benda Charles Hickey T: +1 (310) 913-3269