Bradley Hart - Steve Jobs, 2013

Bradley Hart


Installation, Pop Art

Bradley Hart
Bradley Hart
December 22, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

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.

Bradley Hart’s Injections

Bradley Hart - Oil Rig, 2013
Bradley Hart – Oil Rig, 2013

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.

Bradley Hart’s Created Waste

Bradley Hart - Created Waste, Untitled 3, 2013
Bradley Hart – Created Waste, Untitled 3, 2013

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.

Bradley Hart lives and works in New York.

Featured image: Bradley Hart – Steve Jobs, 2013
All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/group
2015FACESAnna Zorina GA., New YorkGroup
2015PixilatedChildren's Museum of the Arts, New York, NYGroup
2015Bradley HartAnna Zorina Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2014Private ResidenceSouthampton, New York, NYSolo
2014The Masters Interpreted31N57, New York, NYSolo
2014Exploring the UnconventionalCavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CT Group
2014Contemporary realism3W57, New York, NYGroup
2014Summer Group ShowCavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CTGroup
2014West Palm Beach Art Show Palm Beach, FLGroup
2014Naples National Art FestivalNaples, FLGroup
2014LA. Art FairLos Angeles, CAGroup
2013Figurative Group ShowCavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CTGroup
2013February Group ShowCavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CTGroup
2013Group Show Project3W57 by Cavalier Galleries, New York, NYGroup
2013January Group ShowCavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CTGroup
2013Systems RocklandCenter for the Arts West Nyack, NYGroup
2013Summer Group showCavalier Galleries Nantucket, MAGroup
2013Aspen Art FairAspen, COGroup
2013Summer Group showCavalier Galleries Greenwich, CTGroup
2013SCOPE New YorkGallery nines New York, NYGroup
2013West Palm Beach Art ShowPalm Beach, FLGroup
2013Naples National Art FestivalNaples, FLGroup
2013SCOPE MiamiCavalier Galleries Miami, FLSolo
2013An Arist's ImpressionsRePopRoom New York, NYSolo
2013The Bubblewrap Proposition: Chapter 1Cavalier Galleries Greenwich, CTSolo
2012What? Where? When? Why? How?gallery nine5 New York, NYSolo
2011Mott Haven Open StudioExpo New York, NYGroup
2011Salon ShowGreenpoint Gallery New York, NYGroup
2011No Comment Art IIIPop Up Show New York, NYGroup
2010Mott Haven Open StudioExpo New York, NYGroup
2009The Bookmark Project 2009: Obsolete KofflerCenter of the Arts, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2009People, Eggs, Hats, and AbstractionsBruckner Gallery New York, NYGroup
2009Signature New YorkChashama Gallery New YorkSolo
2009I was hereUnion Square Subway Terminal New York, NYSolo
2006Private ViewingThe Hamptons West Miami, FLSolo
2002Sweet HeartachePropeller Center for the Visual A. Toronto, CanadaGroup
2002Insulated 1Spadina Circle Toronto, CanadaGroup
2002TranscriptUniversity of Toronto Toronto, CanadaGroup
2001AuctionUniversity of Toronto Toronto, CanadaGroup
2001Juried ExhibitionUniversity of Toronto Toronto, CanadaGroup
2001AnnexOutdoor Patio Art Show Toronto, CanadaGroup
2001Exhibition of commissioned workSt. Joseph Medical Center Toronto, CanadaGroup