stanley brouwn was born in 1935 in Paramaribo, Suriname, and died in 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Throughout his career, stanley brouwn remained a discreet artist who refused to be interviewed or photographed, whether the photographs were portraits of himself or shots of his works. Indeed, he considered that these works signified nothing more than what they showed. brouwn, the individual, is shrouded in mystery, just as his art is. As a conceptual artist with close ties to performance, he was interested in the subjective relationship to the world, to abstraction and to the effacement or absence of the artist. He destroyed all his pre-1959 works and was associated with the Fluxus group (a 1960s movement that promoted the concept that “everything is art,” and later challenged its role with the idea of anti-art and non-art).
His work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.