David Bradley attends Project Ability’s ReConnect programme.
David Bradley experiments with traditional methods of portraiture by applying crude marks to construct faces in a way that emphasises a theatrical intensity of his subjects. A recurring characteristic in David's work, his own signature mark, is the prominent red nose of which he applies with a quick stroke of the brush to complete his portrait. David paints past figures in his life or his family members to represent his own social history.
The characters he depicts can look troubled, deep in thought, sad, happy, confused - even a little cheeky. Their similarity in style allows for subtle differences between them to really stand out and give each piece a unique personality. Painting onto wood panels gives the work a rough and already slightly worn look, which adds further character and weight to his subjects.
David has recently begun painting city and landscapes. These have been of seaport docks with boats and rural settings with concrete buildings and people going about their day to day business. As this work develops we will be adding more of these paintings to his webpage, and our gallery shop!
- Solo Showcase - David Bradley - 2014
- Outside In - Perth - 2013
- Prosjekt RÅ - 2013
- Our work here is never over - 2012
- Film Noir at Trongate 103 - 2012
- The Language of Situation - 2012
- Collected - 2011
- Film Noir - 2011
- ... a thousand ships at the Newbery Gallery - 2010
- ... a thousand ships - 2010
- Ourselves and Others - 2009
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