stanley brouwn was born in 1935 in the Surinamese capital Paramaribo. He is one of the most well-known representatives of Dutch conceptual art. Brouwn was an autodidact and was initially - similar to the artists of the Zero movement - a proponent of monochrome geometrical abstraction. But he quickly outgrew the specific Zero aesthetics. From 1960 he built a particularly personal and consistent oeuvre, in which he investigated the interplay between movement and distance. He used his body as a measurement of all things and thereby formulated his own unique measurement system (the sb-foot, the sb-el and the sb-step). On the basis of this scale, the artist investigated the field of tension between the subjective experience of distance and the objective recording of it.