HAND. marks the launch of EDITIONS by Agenda Brown, now available for purchase. The collection explores the natural gestures and angles that sitters find instinctively during the photographic sessions. In doing so, these gestures reveal intimate insight into character and self expression.
Why HAND.? “I have had a lifelong connection and fascination for hands,” says Agenda, “Used for everything that we do in daily life, our hands can be the toughest things we possess whilst being used for the most delicate operations, their tactile sensitivity capable of detecting a single hair.”
This balance of strength and sensitivity is a metaphor for human nature, Agenda believes. “There a universal truth in hands that expands on the idea of embodied narrative and communication that have been core to my practice.” Our hands often speak for us in an unselfconscious way, to join bits of conversation together, punctuate emotion, and add layers of expression that shortcut, emphasise and signpost. At the same time they are our only other formal tool for communication – linguistic (sign language, semaphore) and narrative (Indian mudras, Japanese Noh, shadow puppetry).
Hands are also graphic, sculptural, totemic, resulting in almost zoomorphic expressions as the body takes on metaphoric qualities. “With portraits, I’ve always been interested in the shape a person occupies in the space you have given it, and HAND. extends that exploration.” “To see a hand at a scale so much greater than it is in reality, zooming in on something that more normally flashes past you in a split second in a conversation, asks you to examine it for a length of time you would never normally spend on it. There is a deeper looking, and for longer, that reveals so many layers in stillness.”
HAND. is available in two sizes, 50cm x 34cm and 90cm x 60cm, and in a numbered edition of 100 per image. The collection is printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo and sold unframed, although frames and bespoke sizes can be commissioned to order.
EDITIONS by Agenda Brown is fuelled by a desire to share work created outside the commissioned imagery which Brown creates under the banner of his agency Studio Marvelry. A creative storyteller, EDITIONS by Agenda Brown extends his passion for narrative into territories where he shares his inspiration drawn from the human and natural world. The series exists for art buyers, collectors and anyone that appreciates a personal approach to art.
ORDER YOUR PRINTS
ONE: 50cm x 34cm
TWO: 90cm x 60cm
Please contact the studio for pricing using the contact form below
The studio would be delighted to discuss commercial projects with clients
and provide quotes for bespoke framed prints on request.
The collection is printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo, the world’s first digital fine art inkjet paper. Made from 90% Bamboo fibres and 10% cotton, the paper combines photography with environmental friendliness. It’s naturally warm and smooth surface has been developed without optical brightening agents, and offers maximum ageing resistance. The paper is best conserved behind museum grade glass, or UV filtered glass.
THE FOLLOWING METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED
Bank transfer / Debit or Credit card / Paypal.
SUPPLYING YOUR PRINTS
Each print will be delivered signed by the artist along with a certificate of authenticity.
Prints are supplied unframed with custom sizes available on request.
Print sizes are calculated from the longest edge.
Please allow up to two weeks for delivery of your prints (delays may occur due to Covid restrictions)
The largest print size available is 112cm x 75cm.
The artist has specified a bespoke frame and mounting technique for this series, and more information on this can be supplied for consideration. Framing will be quoted for separately and according to the print size agreed.
Each image will be printed in an edition of 100. The edition number is independent of print size (each print produced regardless of size will be the next number in the edition).
PAYMENTS & REFUNDS
Print orders are non-refundable
Payments will need to be made in advance to progress orders.
Goods received damaged will be replaced at no additional cost, but not refunded.
Prints will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity numbered and signed by the artist.
Prints will be shipped via Royal Mail within the UK and internationally through DHL. Shipment is not included in the print price and will be quoted for separately.
“There is a universal truth within HAND.” AGENDA BROWN