Trevor Brown is an English artist from London presently living in Japan whose work explores paraphilias, such as pedophilia, BDSM, and other fetish themes. Innocence, violence and Japanese popular culture all collide in Brown's art.
Trevor Brown's art has been featured in Adam Parfrey's Apocalypse Culture II, and in Jim Goad's ANSWER Me! zine, as well as a variety of other publications. His work has been featured as cover art for a number of bands, including Coil, Deicide, Whitehouse, GG Allin, John Zorn, Kayo Dot, Venetian Snares, plus many other groups and compilation albums. He has illustrated for Coup de Grace the publishing of Nietzsche's 'Der Antichrist'. Brown has also had several art books published.
He is often compared with Mark Ryden in that he is known for child-like characters in various states of distress. However themes in his work extend to car crashes, (reminiscent of J.G. Ballard's Crash), abattoirs, and Japanese pornography. His art is close in spirit to the Young British Artists such as Damien Hirst or Jake and Dinos Chapman. Brown acknowledges artist Romain Slocombe as a primary influence. Brown has a new book published in 2007 called Rubber Doll. The book contains 36 (mostly) new oil paintings. Most of them deal with rubber fetishsm in some aspect. The book was published by www.editions-treville.com. Brown's list of works include:
- Forbidden Fruit
- Medical Fun
- Li'l Miss Sticky Kiss
- My Alphabet
- Rubber Doll
In the anime series Hunter × Hunter Feitan of the Phantom Troupe can be seen reading a Trevor Brown book.
Brown did the cover art for Deicide's Once Upon The Cross album.
Brown married in Japan on January 17, 1994.
- Baby Art - Official Trevor Brown Site (Note: Potentially offensive content)