Maegan Brown expeditions to untouched locations often deserted by civilisation. Her photographs seek to capture abstract patterns and textures found within unusual and etherial landscapes. Mysterious and otherworldly compositions excite the imagination and challenge our sense of scale, perspective and the familiar, capturing a contemplative stillness — minimal and elegant, yet dramatic and emotive.
After–Form depicts the isolated, enduring and prehistoric landscapes which were formed more than 150 million years ago, during the age of the dinosaurs. From dramatic canyons to peaceful valleys, After–Form explores celestial terrain, focusing on the relentless and prevailing nature of the vast and expansive environment. Multi-coloured rock formations, geologic textures and fascinating displays of erosion create a conflicting sense of force and calm; everlasting, primitive wilderness.
Jökull, which is Icelandic for ‘glacier’ is a photographic journey to unearth the etherial and barren lands of Iceland. From distorting heights, Maegan Brown amplifies the geothermal terrain and breathtaking glacial rivers, questioning scale and familiarity. The artist isolates minimal compositions, inviting interpretation, giving us another perspective of this vast and invigorating planet.
Salt captures both the dark abyss and soft vividness of mysterious salt lakes, found in Southern Victoria, Australia. Taken from above, the artist uncovers the landscape’s awe by focusing on augmented shadows and reflections cast from aerial clouds. The cracked salt and sediment inspire a comparison to a moonlike terrain, whilst evoking a celestial and ghostly feeling.
An elegant photographic exploration inspired by Maegan Brown’s Icelandic pilgrimage. With new eyes the artist observes regions of Victoria, Australia — specifically the Ballarat Mine Site. Upala invites you to look closer at the infinite and stark territory. Captured from an intriguing summit, this abstract series offers stillness and a chance to meditate on Austraila’s land, place and inhabitation.