Alice Browne's practice is predominantly 2D based; she works with painting, drawing, printmaking and collage across a variety of scales and sometimes expands into photography, sculpture and installation. Browne connects ideological conflicts and visual themes identified during periods of research and travel with observations and memories of her environment. A labyrinthine journey of thought results in a playful making process that is allowed to falter. Her work is underscored by an enduring interest in epic stories (such as Dante’s The Divine Comedy and the history of painting), and a fascination with the desire of humans to elicit control over our futures. Browne aims, through the drawing of links between personal and shared cultural experiences, to create a dialogue that encourages viewers to reflect on the complexity and fictionalisation of histories and the fallibility of our perceptive experiences.
"I want to capture some of this bitter-sweet chaos and connective thought and turn it into a visual thing that takes time to experience and 'read'. Our experiences of information are altered by a plethora of things - emotional state, the film we saw last night, whether I had my glasses on or not. There is no perfection, no truth; instead I hope to make works that create a tactile experience that embraces the mutability and failings of human experience."