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Shane Bradford

Shane Bradford is a British painter (born 1971) who is particularly known for objects that span painting and sculpture: selected objects are dipped into gloss paint in a process of precise sequences. These dipped objects (often books) are usually appended by his trademark solid drips of thick paint.

Bradford won the Celeste Art Prize (2007) for Moths, from a series of wall installations made with dipped objects attached to darts. Moths featured in England & Co's exhibition Is there anybody out there? (2008). Bradford has exhibited widely in Britain, Europe and the USA. Paintings   


Constructions & mixed media



This Cult of Violence - Details


This Cult of Violence 2009

Gloss paint, metallic emulsion, on hardback book
12.25 x 8.25 x 2 inches

 

Private collection



A Clockwork Orange - Details


A Clockwork Orange 2010

Gloss paint on paperback book
8.25 x 4.75 x 1.75 inches

 

Private collection



Games People Play - Details


Games People Play 2009

Gloss paint on paperback book
8 x 4.5 x 1.5 inches

 

Private collection



Heads/Auerbach - Details


Heads/Auerbach 2009

Hardback book, gloss paint, acrylic, metallic emulsion
12.25 x 19 x 3 inches

 

Private collection



Masterpiece of Modern Art - Details


Masterpiece of Modern Art 2010

Metallic emulsion, gloss paint, on hardback book
14.5 x 10.5 x 2 inches

 

Private collection



Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From Bauhaus to the New World, Achim Borchardt-Hume - Details


Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From Bauhaus to the New World, Achim Borchardt-Hume 2006

Exhibition catalogue (Tate publishing, 2006), gloss paint
11.75 x 9.5 x 2 inches

 

Private collection



Brave New World, Aldous Huxley - Details


Brave New World, Aldous Huxley 2006

Gloss paint on paperback book
9 x 4.75 x 0.75 inches

 

Private collection



It must be some kind of message - Details


It must be some kind of message 2008

Gloss paint, typewriter


 

Private collection



Moths - Details


Moths 2006-07

Gloss paint, darts, model soldiers/planes and lightbulb
60 x 60 inches