Don Brown (b. 1962, Norfolk, UK) studied at the Central School of Art (1985) and the Royal College of Art, London (1988). Known for his figurative ‘Yoko’ series – sculptural portrayals of the artist’s wife – Brown pursues a sculptural ideal and perfection of form. Like a contemporary ‘Eve’, Yoko is presented in a number of forms: clothed, naked, in high heels, completely draped in a cloth, offering endless possibilities of a cool, scientific examination of her form. By eschewing the heavy materials of classicism, Brown has forsaken gravitas in favour of something more delicate, more ephemeral and more human. While Brown pares down towards the essence of beauty, Yoko retains vestiges of her humanity, including her vulnerability, sexuality and dignity.