John Wolf Fine Art

1908 Buckingham Road, Los Angeles, California 90016 USA

john@remove.me @johnwolf.com

www.johnwolf.com

 

 

 

 

Working from the position of the outsider, Bradley Wood plays out fictitious fantasies on canvas in a voyeuristic view of lives lived inside the walls of his eccentric cast of characters. He combines thick, luscious oils with ironic narratives to communicate opulence and excess that both attracts and repulses.

Interesting individuals lounge languidly amidst highly decorative surroundings of Victorian Bohemian decor, all rendered with a painterliness that hovers between form and disintegration, and works to intrigue and unsettle as much as it does to delight. While Wood peppers his paintings with dashes of early modernist references ― the richly patterned interiors of Matisse, the colours of the Fauves, the distortions of Ludwig Kirchner and the swirling brushwork of Chaim Soutine ― his cast of characters are soundly rooted in contemporary life.

Bradley Wood, Writing Clique, 2020, Oil on canvas, 30"x24"
Bradley Wood, Larchmont Feast, 2020, Oil on canvas, 48"x36".
Bradley Wood, Lounging with Dessert Table, 2020, Oil on canvas, 40"x30"
Bradley Wood, Whitby Mingle, 2020, Oil on canvas, 30"x 24"
Bradley Wood, Piano Teacher, 2020, Oil on canvas, 60"x48"
Bradley Wood, Off Day, 2020, Oil on canvas, 48" x 36"
Bradley Wood, Old Vic, 2020, Oil on canvas, 30"x24"
Bradley Wood, Collectors, 2020, Oil on canvas, 60" x 48"
Bradley Wood, Creamsicle Sky, 2020, Oil on framed panel, 24"x24"
Bradley Wood, Curlers in the Studio, 2020, Oil on canvas, 60"x 48"