William Bradley – EB&Flow, London
Born 1984 in Yorkshire, England, U.K.
William Bradley's work is abstract art about abstract art. Viewing the idea of the pure abstract language as problematised by its lack of communication from artist to viewer, Bradley builds in a more communal language of references or quotes from art history. His paintings distort historical references, deconstructing the role of abstraction in both modernism and contemporary art practice.
Rather than pure abstraction, his paintings are antonyms of the former - each is a study or story telling device about this specific moment in art history.
William Bradley graduated with a Masters degree from Wimbledon College of the University of the Arts London in 2008, selling out his end of year show. He has been selected for FutureMap, the Catlin Art prize 2009 and 2011, the Marmite Painting Prize 2010, and Valeria Sykes Painting Prize 2011. His work is included in several international major collections.