Joe Bradley

  • , To be titled, 2015
    Mixed media on canvas
    195,6 x 182,9 cm
    77 x 72 inches
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Oil on canvas
    157,5 x 124,5 cm
  • , Untitled, 2011
    Graphite on paper
    80 x 60 cm
  • , Untitled, 2011
    Mixed media on paper
    65 x 50 cm
  • , Untitled, 2011
    Mixed media on paper
    65 x 50 cm
  • , Untitled, 2011
    Mixed media on paper
    65 x 60 cm
  • , Head with Pipe, 2011
    Mixed media on canvas
    162,6 x 177,8 cm
  • , Mash Potato, 2011
    Mixed media on canvas
    195,6 x 228,6 cm
  • , Big Indian, 2011
    Mixed media on canvas
    241,3 x 299,7 cm
  • , Untitled, 2009
    Pencil on paper
    29,7 x 13,7 cm
  • , Untitled, 2009
    Pencil on paper
    25,4 x 20,32 cm
  • , Untitled, 2009
    Pencil on paper
    27,9 x 21,6 cm
  • , Susan, 2010
    Oil, spraypaint and mixed media on canvas
    139,7 x 254 cm

In the late nineties, Joey Bradley settled in New York where his subject matter shifted from landscapes to abstraction with the intention « to inject a bit of irony »[1] into his work, as the artist explained. Bradley's style soon crystallized in a series of ‘Modular’ paintings comprised of monochromatic rectangles assembled in anthropomorphic shapes. While producing these geometric totems, Bradley simultaneously continued his drawing and painting practice, establishing a dialogue with his monochromes that culminated with his ‘Schmagoo Paintings’. Despite the ostensibly reductive and nonfigurative aspects of his work, Bradley's biomorphic forms and symbols consistently produce a sense of familiarity. His black silhouettes of dancing figures, abstract oil compositions featuring overlapping colors and shapes, and more recent ‘Cave’ paintings - made up of blocks of colored oil stick applied to exposed canvas - continue to evince his characteristically  expressionistic and rudimentary aesthetic. Evolving like a chameleon painter in a range of styles, Bradley has also begun recently to experiment with figurative forms in sculpture.

[1] Joe Bradley, interview with Eric Troncy, 'FROG', Fall-Winter 2014-2015


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