Brad Novak is an urban artist from New Zealand, working under the moniker New Blood Pop or NBP76 in collage, mixed media, painting and prints. He was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1976. This self-taught artist went to School of Medicine, Auckland University, where he earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, and later on Masters in Public Health. In the early 2000s, while he was living in London, he found inspiration in its street art scene, and from 2003 to 2005 his painting beginnings took place.
His hand-collaged and stencil-spray-painted works walk a fine line between street art and fine art. His work combines his love for street and pop art, and explores how we experience life. It is concerned with 21st century issues and escapism.
Brad Novak has participated in many group shows since 2006, 2007, and in 2015 had his first solo exhibition titled New Blood Pop – An Urban Art Experience, whose opening attended more than 500 people.
He is represented by Vertical Gallery in Chicago, United States; and Red Propeller Gallery in South Devon, United Kingdom.
Featured image: Brad Novak – Egg 30
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|2015||DP3 Daft Punk Show||Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, USA||Group|
|2015||New Blood Pop An Urban Art Experience||Artrite Screen Printing, Onehunga, Auckland, NZ||Solo|
|2015||Heroes and Villains||Vertical Gallery, Chicago, USA||Group|
|2014||ARTmageddon||Vertical Gallery, Chicago, USA||Group|
|2011||Pop Art print workshop||Diocesan School||Group|
|2011||The Best of New Zealand||Harrison's Gallery||Group|
|2011||Love and Anarchy||Flagstaff Gallery||Group|
|2010||A Summer Affair||Flagstaff Gallery||Group|
|2010||Christmas Exhibition||Gallery De Novo||Group|
|2010||Christmas Exhibition||Williams Gallery||Group|
|2010||New Zealand's Favourite Artists Exhibition||Harrison's Gallery||Group|
|2010||What it is to be Kiwi||Harrison's Gallery||Group|
|2010||In Print, with Stanley Palmer||NKB Gallery||Group|
|2010||Braveheart Exhibition||ASB Showgrounds||Group|
|2010||Summer Exhibition||Williams Gallery||Group|
|2009||Christmas Exhibition||Williams Gallery||Group|
|2009||Artrite Artist Exhibition||Salamander Gallery||Group|
|2009||Annual Print Show||Williams Gallery||Group|
|2009||Matariki||The Poi Room||Group|
|2009||DeNovo Print Fair 2009||Gallery DeNovo||Group|
|2009||Art Show||Baradene College||Group|
|2009||Three Auckland Printmakers||Williams Gallery||Group|
|2009||Cutting Edge Contemporary NZ Prints on Show||Flagstaff Gallery||Group|