Bradley Hart is a Canadian artist known for using a bubble wrap to express his art vision through a series of the photorealistic portraits, made by injecting paint into bubbles.
Hart was born in Toronto, Canada. He grew up in a family that designed and built restaurants, working with wood and metal in workshops, where Bradley got interested in the whole creative process – so as long as he can remembers he was fascinated by deconstructing stuff, or, better said: taking things apart. He was very much interested in a structure of created object: the parts and their interconnection.
When he was only 11 years old, his parents enrolled him to a private art school Thornton Hall, extremely traditional in a way that he was forced to replicate in pencil renaissance master’s pieces, the whole day through. That pretty rigorous training was crucial and effective in shaping his artistic skill.
Bradley Hart earned his B.A. at the University of Toronto, majoring Visual Art and Semiotic Communication Theory but with a minor in Cinema Studies.
This artist’s artistic process is based on a different steps and techniques – from injections and impressions, wasted paint and assemblages, among others.
Hart’s series titled Injection paintings is ranging from celebrities portraits or friends to snapshots of life itself. The best known work from this series is definitely a portrait of Steve Jobs made from more than 16,000 individual bubbles and almost 90 different hues of paint.
This artist claims that there is no such thing as a pure waste, he actually recycles absolutely anything he can – syringes, old pots, and even paint drippings from the studio floor. These pieces are titles either Created Waste or the Wasted Paint (created solely out of accidental spills).
This artist is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery in New York City.
Featured image: Bradley Hart – Steve Jobs, 2013
All images copyright © the artist
|2015||FACES||Anna Zorina GA., New York||Group|
|2015||Pixilated||Children's Museum of the Arts, New York, NY||Group|
|2015||Bradley Hart||Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY||Solo|
|2014||Private Residence||Southampton, New York, NY||Solo|
|2014||The Masters Interpreted||31N57, New York, NY||Solo|
|2014||Exploring the Unconventional||Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CT||Group|
|2014||Contemporary realism||3W57, New York, NY||Group|
|2014||Summer Group Show||Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CT||Group|
|2014||West Palm Beach Art Show||Palm Beach, FL||Group|
|2014||Naples National Art Festival||Naples, FL||Group|
|2014||LA. Art Fair||Los Angeles, CA||Group|
|2013||Figurative Group Show||Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CT||Group|
|2013||February Group Show||Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CT||Group|
|2013||Group Show Project||3W57 by Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY||Group|
|2013||January Group Show||Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CT||Group|
|2013||Systems Rockland||Center for the Arts West Nyack, NY||Group|
|2013||Summer Group show||Cavalier Galleries Nantucket, MA||Group|
|2013||Aspen Art Fair||Aspen, CO||Group|
|2013||Summer Group show||Cavalier Galleries Greenwich, CT||Group|
|2013||SCOPE New York||Gallery nines New York, NY||Group|
|2013||West Palm Beach Art Show||Palm Beach, FL||Group|
|2013||Naples National Art Festival||Naples, FL||Group|
|2013||SCOPE Miami||Cavalier Galleries Miami, FL||Solo|
|2013||An Arist's Impressions||RePopRoom New York, NY||Solo|
|2013||The Bubblewrap Proposition: Chapter 1||Cavalier Galleries Greenwich, CT||Solo|
|2012||What? Where? When? Why? How?||gallery nine5 New York, NY||Solo|
|2011||Mott Haven Open Studio||Expo New York, NY||Group|
|2011||Salon Show||Greenpoint Gallery New York, NY||Group|
|2011||No Comment Art III||Pop Up Show New York, NY||Group|
|2010||Mott Haven Open Studio||Expo New York, NY||Group|
|2009||The Bookmark Project 2009: Obsolete Koffler||Center of the Arts, Toronto, Canada||Group|
|2009||People, Eggs, Hats, and Abstractions||Bruckner Gallery New York, NY||Group|
|2009||Signature New York||Chashama Gallery New York||Solo|
|2009||I was here||Union Square Subway Terminal New York, NY||Solo|
|2006||Private Viewing||The Hamptons West Miami, FL||Solo|
|2002||Sweet Heartache||Propeller Center for the Visual A. Toronto, Canada||Group|
|2002||Insulated 1||Spadina Circle Toronto, Canada||Group|
|2002||Transcript||University of Toronto Toronto, Canada||Group|
|2001||Auction||University of Toronto Toronto, Canada||Group|
|2001||Juried Exhibition||University of Toronto Toronto, Canada||Group|
|2001||Annex||Outdoor Patio Art Show Toronto, Canada||Group|
|2001||Exhibition of commissioned work||St. Joseph Medical Center Toronto, Canada||Group|