21st Century Maverick - an artist's statement

I was born in Liverpool, attended the same school as Paul McCartney and George Harrison, and went to the same Art School as John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe. I'm told that pre-Hamburg, the Beatles (and Gerry and the Pacemakers)rehearsed every Wednesday afternoon in my Nan's parlour.

In 1994, I relocated to Wales where I currently live and work.

I worked (on and off) with Jamie Reid (Sex Pistols graphic designer) for almost twenty years, as his assistant and exhibition designer, and now concentrate on my own artworks.

My current preoccupations include exploring the notions cultural identity, and social commentary on issues ranging from national and world events, to concerns about climate change.

Amongst society's relics, flags, targets and consumer design comprise the elements of my most recent works. Nostalgia for a future yet to come? Nostalgia is not what it used to be.

I want to create a new ‘Pop’ or ‘folk’ art that will resonate with those who would not normally visit galleries. You don't need a Degree to decide whether-or-not you like them, and that is how it should be.

Humour is an integral element within the works, as is music, and they have far more in common with the painters of barge ware than with the ‘art’ of my contemporaries; I can fit in anywhere, but belong nowhere.

Oil paintings, collages, printmaking, assemblages and the written word are the means of my expression, and all can be found within this site.

I have exhibited in many countries including South Korea, USA and Japan, and have a keen interest in many types of works, ranging from classical Western Renaissance, advertising materials, and everyday items from prehistory.

I also accept commissions from bands, record companies and other clients.

Latest News

May 2019

Oli Bennett Secret Cards: Brian has been invited to contribute an image to this year's sale. He has produced a small edition of four, but we can't tell you which image it is as it's a secret! The sale will be at Westminster School, Ashburnham House, Little Dean�s Yard, London SW1P 3PF on Thursday 27th June 2019, with the event opening at 6.30pm.

April 2019

This year sees Brian return with a fistful of new prints. ‘5 Sids’ and ‘Anachronism In The UK’ are the first to be published, with many more new works to follow.

Brian has published ‘The Gypsy King’ to celebrate the boxing prowess of Tyson Fury.

Keep checking this site.

April / May 2017

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the unleashing of Sex Pistols' ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ album, Brian is releasing a series of Limited Edition screen prints, the first of which is titled ‘Pretty Vacant’.

This print will be showing as part of the ‘Oswestry Inc’ prints exhibition at Kinokulture Cinema, Oswestry. The show runs from 19th April to 5th May and is open between 11.30am and 4pm Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays. See the print here.

February 2017

‘Humpty Trumpty: Built A Great Wall’, Jones' take on the bad hombre of the United States read more....

September 2016

‘The Tears Of A Crown’ new print available in a signed Limited Edition of just 15. This work looks at the debate North of the Border about Scottish independence, and is available from this site.

Subversion Gallery are celebrating their first birthday as Glasgow�s leading Pop and Urban art gallery. They are now showing Brian�s prints in the West End of Glasgow. They�re based at 4 Ruthven Mews, 57 Ruthven Lane, (Partick) Glasgow G12 9BG, and are open from Wednesday to Sunday. Up in Glasgee? Give them a visit.

Opus Ltd. � the great art fraud. - the former directors of Opus Gallery Limited are under investigation by Gloucestershire Constabulary after up to £500,000.00 became embroiled in an on-going case. Two of Brian�s paintings, ‘Paint It Black’ and ‘Starry Starry Night’ are now officially ‘stolen’ in the eyes of the law. More likely to have been sold (without any payment to the artist) to unsuspecting buyers.

August 2014

‘Pistols Pop n Dada’ has been selected for the ‘Journey’ themed show at the Qube Gallery, Oswestry, which runs from 11th September through to 31st October.

‘Zip It Up and Start Again’ screen print shows at the Gallery Graicki Kolectiv in Belgrade, Serbia, from 4th August until 18th August.

May 2014

Brian's ‘Zip It Up and Start Again’ screen print is now showing at the Fundacion CIEC, Betanzos, Galicia, Spain.

The print is also showing simultaneously at GaleRica, Mkarska, Croatia.

February 2014

The Critical Mass’ portfolio will be showing at the Little Art Parlour Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia, until 14th February 2014.

October 2013

Zip It Up and Start Again’ in Buenos Aires ... read more ...

Zip It Up and Start Again’ shows in October ... read more ...

July 2013

Open Doors’ group show featuring studio artists from Llanfyllin's Workhouse ... read more ...

June 2013

Zip It Up and Start Again’ at Calgary University Art Gallery ... read more ...

Nelson Mandala’ print sold for £546 ... read more ...

Brian has contributed artwork to the Oli Bennett secret postcard sale ... read more ...

April 2013

Nelson Mandala’ image is available as a signed Limited Edition print ... read more ...

The artist has been invited back to Derry/ L'Derry in the autumn ... read more ...

Brian's ‘Zip It Up and Start Again’ print will be showing in Vienna during May ... read more ...