Hogan Brown was born in London in 1966. He comes from an artistic family which encompassed painting, writing, illustration, film making, and print making. After working on the Thames Rver, Eel Pie Island in London renovating vintage boats he studied Fine Art at Middlesex University, London, since then he has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows throughout Europe, Asia, North America and South America.

Hogan’s inspiration comes from places he visits, a structure driven past, a house or hotel stayed in, a figure glimpsed, or a shadow in a room.

Using traditional techniques of drawing and painting. His works contain mysterious and anonymous figures in what can seem like stark environments, yet a covert narrative emerges from the canvas. Interior paintings are mainly a glimpse of a larger environment, the side of a bed, a single chair, again a single figure. The viewer is being asked what is happening in the parts of the room they do not see. Exterior paintings follow a similar path. Depictions of an observation tower, a shelter, a control tower, a figure, a dog, an outpost, or a hinterland, are all part of an implied narrative of the themes that fascinate him. Hogan lives and works in East London.

Hogan Brown, The Theatre Manager, 2022, Oil on canvas, 61x81cm