DIMENSIONS 28" x 21.5" MEDIUM pigment print on newsprint
Limited edition of 100, 2014
Signed on the back by the artist and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity
If there's one thing for which Joe Bradley seems to be known, it's making work that evades any singular categorization. Over the course of his multifarious artistic career, Bradley has garnered much attention over his modular canvases arranged biomorphically and "Schmagoo" paintings that reference primal visual symbols. Despite his moving through a number of methods and constantly changing styles, Bradley compares his oeuvre to skin, and despite it looking completely different, says "the work all shares the same sort of DNA." Once referred to as the "eternal line-maker," Bradley often shows his sense of humor and playfulness, a tendency that makes even the most spare works especially accessible. His recent series have ranged from large black silhouettes of dancing figures on pure white backgrounds to messy, impastoed abstractions full of colliding shapes and colors. We think that the smudges and negative space present here embody the energy and charge of his hand.
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