You have the 20th century wrapping up and everything is moving at this breakneck speed? And then, painting is still walking. It’s just a very human activity that takes time.
—— Joe Bradly
Joe Bradley is known for his primary colored canvases that reference the Color Field paintings and Minimalism. These canvases are assembled in such a way that they resemble human figure.. Bradley has been influenced by artists such as Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. Applying paint to both sides of the canvas, and allowing the paint on the reverse to bleed through the front in anthropomorphic shapes, Bradley has gained critical acclaim through his radical approach in creating art. Other works, like his “Schmagoo” paintings in grease pencil on dirty drop cloths or oil works on canvas, call to mind Cy Twombly’s paintings and children’s mark-making. Born in Kittery, Maine, the artist received his BFA in 1999 from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Joe Bradley currently lives and works in New York City.