Robin Brown is a visual artist and set designer who specialises in creating tangible landscapes, fictional settings, exacting period recreations, and drawing character and narrative through environment. His extensive background in creating immersive settings and detailed historical recreations for film led him to the commissions to design the ‘Collector ‘and ‘Asylum’ installations for Helly Nahmad for Frieze Masters 2014/15, their thoughtful and provocative designs combining both humanity and strong narrative and involving cinematic soundscapes received international critical acclaim.
For 2017 'Peter Blake at Work' (Waddington Custot for Frieze Masters 2017) the installation is an architecturally interesting assemblage of a slice of Peter Blakes studio, cut and torn away, interwoven with a swathe of his collection, a physical collage of his working creative space and collection - the context and inspiration of his creative process. His father's model railway winds it way around the space accompanied by a soundtrack from Chet Baker to the Everly Brothers and the Spice Girls.
He aims to produce memorable iconic designs that challenge pre-concieved ideas in the form of art installation, exhibition design, film projects, interior commissions, and as artistic director for Erdem’s catwalk shows.
He trained at Hornsey College of Art and majored in furniture design, becoming an award winning Art Director and Production Designer working in film and design industries for over 25 years.
His work has won multiple awards from Cannes Lions, The Creative Circle, New York Festivals, Deutsche Werber Filmpreis, Ciclope Berlin Festival, Epica, The British Television Advertising Awards, and D&AD.
Brown and Pank
'The Collector,' 'The Asylum', and 'Peter Blake' were created in collaboration alongside creative producer Anna Pank of Anna Pank Associates.
An art historian by training, Anna has worked as a producer with top fashion houses and art directors on catwalk shows and live events.
Working together they create original and memorable art-based installations.