The Eccentric

Elisabeth Delacarte met him at the very beginning of his career. Recognizing the talent of a true artist with exceptional potential, she has represented him in her gallery ever since. His works now grace several museums including the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

New Zealander Mark Brazier-Jones launched his career creating video clip sets for Queen, Duran Duran or David Bowie...for seven years witnessing the destruction of his works as productions ended.

Having grown weary of things ephemeral, he dedicated himself to sculpture, without compromise. He also co-founded the Creative Salvage Group with friends Tom Dixon and Nick Jones, later joined by André Dubreuil.

In 1986, he found his calling: Functional Art.  He now painted with his soldering iron and forged beauty on his anvil, sculpting salvaged materials. His first creations or objets d’art were exhibited at the Avant-Scène gallery, the beginning of a relationship that lasts to this day.

A great admirer of Bernini, one of the major artists of the Italian Baroque period, Brazier-Jones draws his sources of inspiration from the imagery of all ages.

An enthusiast of both esotericism and science fiction, he never ceases to extend his surprising creativity though his use of universal symbols.

Combining bronze, crystals, metals and fabrics, he brings to every one of his creations the meticulous care of a whimsical child for whom no dream is unachievable.

Monograph: "Mark BRAZIER- JONES". Fiell Publishing, editor




Mark Brazier Jones in 6 dates

1956: Birth in Auckland, New Zealand
1968: Family move to England
1983: Foundation of the "Creative Salvage" group with Tom Dixon and Nick Jones, joined by André Dubreuil. 
1986: First pieces exhibited at Avant-Scène, Paris
1988: Move to the English countryside
1990: First solo exhibition at Avant-Scène, Paris

The works of Mark Brazier-Jones are part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts (Paris), the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), The Museum of Fine Art (Boston), The Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Art & Design (New York).