Australian artist Ry David Bradley relies on the images of technology and nature to establish a basis for his work. Taking these images and then manipulating them into new states, Bradley’s recent body of work forces important questions about the ways in which the two fields intersect in our modern world.
Using distorted patterns and bold pops of color to disorient the viewer of his work, Bradley then lures that same viewer into his rich compositional web. In doing so, Bradley encourages the viewer to think about the concept and practice of painting in the digital age and how this new moment might transform the very conversation of art itself.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1979, Bradley earned his MFA from the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2013. He has maintained an active exhibition calendar with locations around the globe. Recent solo showcases of his work include “Room With A Views” at The Hole (New York, 2017); “Your Story” at Tristian Koenig Gallery (Melbourne, 2018); and “How to Bend Reality” at Last Resort (Copenhagen, 2019). He has also enjoyed the addition of his work to notable permanent collections, including those of the HEART Museum, Herning, Denmark; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland.