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Shane Bradford

Capsule / January 2015 AD, 2015

Household Gloss Paint, Metallic Emulsion on Found Object
11 2/5 × 9 1/10 × 2 in
29 × 23 × 5 cm
This is a unique work.
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Copenhagen V
About the work
Shane Bradford
British, b. 1971
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Shane Bradford is best known for his “dipping method,” in which he immerses various objects, most notably books, household products, and toys, in multi-colored emulsions of paint. He allows the paint to dry so that thick drips run down the objects. The resulting patterns and textures reinterpret the forms and re-contextualize them within a discourse of concealment and preservation. “Painting them this way, in what has evolved to become this absurd signature style of dipping, reasserts my individuality on them for a moment before being reborn as everyone’s again. It’s just a way of saying ‘I am here’” Bradford’s paint-dunked works are commentaries on the use of these objects, their meanings, and the role they play in everyday life.

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About the work
Shane Bradford
British, b. 1971
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Shane Bradford is best known for his “dipping method,” in which he immerses various objects, most notably books, household products, and toys, in multi-colored emulsions of paint. He allows the paint to dry so that thick drips run down the objects. The resulting patterns and textures reinterpret the forms and re-contextualize them within a discourse of concealment and preservation. “Painting them this way, in what has evolved to become this absurd signature style of dipping, reasserts my individuality on them for a moment before being reborn as everyone’s again. It’s just a way of saying ‘I am here’” Bradford’s paint-dunked works are commentaries on the use of these objects, their meanings, and the role they play in everyday life.

Shane Bradford

Capsule / January 2015 AD, 2015

Household Gloss Paint, Metallic Emulsion on Found Object
11 2/5 × 9 1/10 × 2 in
29 × 23 × 5 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
Copenhagen V
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