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, Joe 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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  • The Coalition for the Homeless - Online Viewing Room


    May 26 - June 7, 2020

     

    Almine Rech is pleased to announce a special initiative in collaboration with artists to support the individuals and families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A curated online exhibition will open May 26, featuring new works by New Jersey- and New York-based artists:

    Justin Adian, Joe Andoe, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Todd Bienvenu, Joe Bradley, Peter Halley, Marcus Jahmal, Kurt Kauper, Leelee Kimmel, Jeff Koons, Erik Lindman, John McAllister, Sam McKinniss, Arlene Shechet, Taryn Simon, Vaughn Spann, Genesis Tramaine, Chloe Wise.

    There are currently more people homeless in New York than at any time since the Great Depression. Tonight alone, 63,000 people - including nearly 22,000 children - will sleep in NYC shelters. As the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless individuals and families, the Coalition for the Homeless provides lifesaving support to thousands of homeless and at-risk individuals every single day. Over the past 40 years, the Coalition has developed and implemented humane, cost-effective strategies to end mass homelessness once and for all, and in those four decades has given more than one million homeless New Yorkers a way off the streets.

    50% of each sale will be donated to the Coalition.



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