John Bradford

John Bradford controls the surface of his abstracted paintings to create an open space where different takes, sensibilities and meanings can exist simultaneously. The artist employs a wide range of formal techniques perfected over a 50-year active painting life—including graphic tonalities, intense chromatic colors, palette knife scrapes, and hits, bangs and touches made with both brush and fingers and, above all, his signature use of piles and piles of paint. Bradford uses these techniques to create his own brand of personal American chronicles that glorifies the ephemeral nuances of air, light and space.