SS
Sim Smith
London
Medium
Bradley Wood
b. 1970

Working from the position of the outsider, painting from his studio, Wood plays out fictitious fantasies on canvas in a voyeuristic view of lives lived inside the walls of his neighbours’ homes. Informed by the intimate interior scenes of the Nabis, his loosely handled paintings bring mannerisms and gestures to life in a visceral portrayal of his protagonists. Opulent and almost filmic in quality, domestic fictions and settings surrender to the weight of varied brushstrokes, intense colours and heavy embellishment. Within the painterly narrative of each story there are obvious and defining symbols, visual clues that encourage an immediate response and understanding in the viewer. However, a freedom of form, pace and of what lies beneath and outside of the frame charges the paintings with a distinct sense of the unknown.

BORN
Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, 1970

EDUCATION
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Art Center Europe, Vevey, Switzerland

EXHIBITION HISTORY 2001-2016
SOLO SHOWS
Angell Gallery (November) 2016 Toronto, ON
PULSE Solo 2016, NYC
Jiang Art Projects (Fall) 2016 Hong Kong
Angell Gallery "Armchair Tableaux" 2015 Toronto, ON
Saatchi Art "Domestic Fictions" 2015 curated by Rebecca Wilson, NYC
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors4" 2014 curated by Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Raines Law Room "Dirty Lounging" 2014, NY, NY.
The Peacock "Chillin in the Den of Antiquity" 2014, NY, NY.
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors3" 2013, curated by Ric Santon and Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
The Peacock "New paintings in the Library" 2013, NY,NY.
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors2" 2012, curated by Ric Santon and Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors" 2011, curated by Ric Santon and Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Suny Peekskill “Interactive Spaces”, curated by Lise Prown. Peekskill, NY.
Hill Holiday space/John Hancock building, "Figures and Graphics" 2011, Boston, MA.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Nomad St. MoritzJohn Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage
Volta NYC 2020John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage
2018
Figuratively Speaking: A Group ExhibitionSusan Eley Fine Art
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Bradley Wood
b. 1970

Matador, 2016

Oil on canvas
67 × 66 in
170.2 × 167.6 cm
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Location
London
SS
Sim Smith
London
Medium
Bradley Wood
b. 1970

Working from the position of the outsider, painting from his studio, Wood plays out fictitious fantasies on canvas in a voyeuristic view of lives lived inside the walls of his neighbours’ homes. Informed by the intimate interior scenes of the Nabis, his loosely handled paintings bring mannerisms and gestures to life in a visceral portrayal of his protagonists. Opulent and almost filmic in quality, domestic fictions and settings surrender to the weight of varied brushstrokes, intense colours and heavy embellishment. Within the painterly narrative of each story there are obvious and defining symbols, visual clues that encourage an immediate response and understanding in the viewer. However, a freedom of form, pace and of what lies beneath and outside of the frame charges the paintings with a distinct sense of the unknown.

BORN
Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, 1970

EDUCATION
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Art Center Europe, Vevey, Switzerland

EXHIBITION HISTORY 2001-2016
SOLO SHOWS
Angell Gallery (November) 2016 Toronto, ON
PULSE Solo 2016, NYC
Jiang Art Projects (Fall) 2016 Hong Kong
Angell Gallery "Armchair Tableaux" 2015 Toronto, ON
Saatchi Art "Domestic Fictions" 2015 curated by Rebecca Wilson, NYC
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors4" 2014 curated by Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Raines Law Room "Dirty Lounging" 2014, NY, NY.
The Peacock "Chillin in the Den of Antiquity" 2014, NY, NY.
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors3" 2013, curated by Ric Santon and Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
The Peacock "New paintings in the Library" 2013, NY,NY.
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors2" 2012, curated by Ric Santon and Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors" 2011, curated by Ric Santon and Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Suny Peekskill “Interactive Spaces”, curated by Lise Prown. Peekskill, NY.
Hill Holiday space/John Hancock building, "Figures and Graphics" 2011, Boston, MA.

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