Brad Novak - Egg 30

Brad Novak

New Zealand 1976

Urban Art, Painting, Prints, Collage

Brad Novak
Brad Novak
New Zealand
October 22, 2015
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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.

Brad Novak Works 2014

Brad Novak - Bombshell 1.6, 2014 and Nemesis 1.4, 2014
Brad Novak – Bombshell 1.6, 2014 and Nemesis 1.4, 2014

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.

Novak is influenced by internationally-renowned artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, as well as original Star Wars movies and Superhero comics.

Brad Novak Works 2015

Brad Novak - Bounty Hunter 1.4, 2015 and The Robots 3.1, 2015
Brad Novak – Bounty Hunter 1.4, 2015 and The Robots 3.1, 2015

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.

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YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015DP3 Daft Punk ShowGauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, USAGroup
2015New Blood Pop An Urban Art ExperienceArtrite Screen Printing, Onehunga, Auckland, NZSolo
2015Heroes and VillainsVertical Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2014ARTmageddonVertical Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2013Art EXPOAGSGroup
2012Art EXPOAGSGroup
2011Art EXPOAGSGroup
2011Pop Art print workshopDiocesan SchoolGroup
2011The Best of New ZealandHarrison's GalleryGroup
2011Love and AnarchyFlagstaff GalleryGroup
2010A Summer AffairFlagstaff GalleryGroup
2010Christmas ExhibitionGallery De NovoGroup
2010Christmas ExhibitionWilliams GalleryGroup
2010New Zealand's Favourite Artists ExhibitionHarrison's GalleryGroup
2010What it is to be KiwiHarrison's GalleryGroup
2010Art EXPOAGSGroup
2010In Print, with Stanley PalmerNKB GalleryGroup
2010Braveheart ExhibitionASB ShowgroundsGroup
2010Summer ExhibitionWilliams GalleryGroup
2009Christmas ExhibitionWilliams GalleryGroup
2009Artrite Artist ExhibitionSalamander GalleryGroup
2009Art EXPOAGSGroup
2009Annual Print ShowWilliams GalleryGroup
2009MatarikiThe Poi RoomGroup
2009DeNovo Print Fair 2009Gallery DeNovoGroup
2009Art ShowBaradene CollegeGroup
2009Three Auckland PrintmakersWilliams GalleryGroup
2009Cutting Edge Contemporary NZ Prints on ShowFlagstaff GalleryGroup