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FROSCH&CO
New York
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Hand-signed by artist

Brad Nelson concentrates on the human body in his work, because, as he explains, “it is the object in all human life that we are most familiar with.” Specifically, the artist is interested in depicting “the intersection of humanity’s self [conception] and the reality of the human form.” Though he was trained as a painter, he has become best known for his figural ceramic sculptures. He works in two styles: either replicating human proportions in a naturalistic way, or exaggerating them to the point of abjection. Nelson has made naturalistic series of works featuring female torsos and isolated feet in dance positions. His more exaggerated works are largely comprised of his “Pets” series (c. 2013), in which nude female forms are stretched into elaborate, impossible poses. Among the recurring themes in his work is the nature of attraction.

Selected exhibitions
2020
frosch&portmann at Art on Paper 2020FROSCH&CO
EXTRAordinary. Brad Nelson and Mark PowerFROSCH&CO
2019
frosch&portmann at VOLTA Basel 2019FROSCH&CO

Antipasto Box, 2019

Oil on canvas
16 × 17 in
40.6 × 43.2 cm
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$1,800
Location
New York
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FC
FROSCH&CO
New York
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist

Brad Nelson concentrates on the human body in his work, because, as he explains, “it is the object in all human life that we are most familiar with.” Specifically, the artist is interested in depicting “the intersection of humanity’s self [conception] and the reality of the human form.” Though he was trained as a painter, he has become best known for his figural ceramic sculptures. He works in two styles: either replicating human proportions in a naturalistic way, or exaggerating them to the point of abjection. Nelson has made naturalistic series of works featuring female torsos and isolated feet in dance positions. His more exaggerated works are largely comprised of his “Pets” series (c. 2013), in which nude female forms are stretched into elaborate, impossible poses. Among the recurring themes in his work is the nature of attraction.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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