Bradley Wester

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Artwork
untitled cluster #1 (2009)
Studio Wall #1 (2009)
untitled (2009) plastic, styrofoam, aluminum, canvas, rag paper, ink, gauche
untitled (2009) acryla gauche and marker on canvas
"Paper or Plastic" installation (2007)
Bradley
Wester
Artist's Statement

My work has evolved into a hybrid-practice combining painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, & digital imaging into large installations with unique reference to color & light & space. I'm interested in traversing boundaries of 3 content areas. Transparent-Mystery: Transforming everyday materials into art with limited alteration so as to remain recognizable as they inexplicably begin to appear mysterious & opaque. Fragment-Whole: Creating large installations that 1st appear as a single whole, but which then appear to break down into object-clusters, which break down further into separate parts, only to reverse again into the one visual whole. Time-Continuum: Making diverse cultural references that link the historical with contemporary; Altering older work & combining it with new, & visually & conceptually linking my current exhibition with one from my past. www.bradleywester.com, www.pulse-berlin.com/index.php?id=199

Bio/Resume

For 10 years Wester has worked on 3 bodies of work from living and working in 3 disparate but geographically symmetrical cultures. Solo & group shows in the U.S. & Europe, most recent at Margalef & Gipponi in Antwerp. Awards: Specialist Fulbright to Kyoto Japan, 2 MacDowell Fellowships, Pollock-Krasner Grant. Visiting Artist credits: CalArts Los Angeles, Sint Lucas Antwerp, Kyoto University of Art & Design, The American Academy in Rome, & a recent 3-year Visiting Artist full-time faculty position at Ringling College of Art & Design. Wester has designed theatre sets for Off-Broadway & in Los Angeles for writer/director Eve Ensler, producers Mike Nichols, Fox Television, The Promenade Theatre, LaMama, Music Theatre Group in NYC, & The Court Theatre in LA. His work was seen in an Adam Sandler film. He performed in a Robert Wilson production at Lincoln Center & created his own performances at venues such as The Kitchen & PS1.