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Opening this Friday!

The Hat Lady & Friends
21 October – 02 November
Train Of Thought Gallery,
7/8 Haverscroft Buildings, North St,
Worthing, BN11 1DY

I will be showing a few neon paintings and framed print editions alongside the incredible, illuminated architectural hats of Liz Wakefield, plus work by fellow Worthing artists Vanessa Hartland and Paul Green.

The opening night is Friday 21 October, 6.30-9pm, with live music from Jon H. Griffin (21 Crows)
— ALL WELCOME —
Facebook event page > www.facebook.com/events/184737118636619/?ti=as

 

I Think Of You And I Smile (crop)An image of my painting I Think Of You And I Smile has been included in a community project on Worthing’s 1930s Streamline Moderne pier.

Art On The Pier‘ was unveiled a week ago, and will be in situ until May 2017.

My piece is one of 50 selected by Creative Waves, and on display – alongside 2 other projects ‘Appear On The Pier’ (featuring ‘selfies’ created by local school pupils) and ‘Post To The Coast’ (a postcard response project) – in the open-air galleries along the centre of the pier.

Signed and numbered print editions of I Think Of You And I Smile are available from Subversion Gallery, Glasgow and Art Republic, Brighton, as well as Sticks Gallery, Portsmouth (for a limited time).

Following my recent participation in a group show at 45 Park Lane, London, I’m pleased to have sold my painting Neon Graffiti (For Guy Debord & The Situationist International) to a collector in Monaco.

Neon Graffiti (For Guy Debord & The Situationist International), 2015, oil and mixed media on canvas, 75cm x 100cm

The painting was based on an original piece of graffiti (trans: “Never Work”), scrawled across a wall in the Rue de Seine, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris by Guy Debord, sometime in 1953. The slogan was later taken up by the student/worker movement in the May 1968 uprising. The original piece of graffiti apparently still survives in what is now a prime real estate location amongst the high-end galleries and antique dealers, and in close proximity to the Louvre, as well as the legendary Les Deux Magots and Café des Flores.

 

The original painting had a huge amount of interest both before and during the show, so now that the original has sold, I will put some serious thought to releasing a giclée print edition at some time in the future.

Please feel free to express your interest via email: info[at]dominicbradnum.co.uk

The Last Bastion Of Hope, 2014, oil and mixed media on canvas, 100cm x 150cmToday sees the release of a new print edition.

The Last Bastion Of Hope is the latest in my “bleak postcards” series of paintings* to be released as a limited edition print.

Set in a bleak, twilit landscape, the neon serves as a sign of life, of hope, in this barren wilderness. And yet, as you draw nearer, you can’t shake the creeping feeling that this place was abandoned long ago. It’s just that someone forgot to switch the neon lights off.

*see also Kiss Me Quick and Wish You Were Here.

The print is a limited giclée print from an edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist, and printed on 330gsm Somerset Velvet paper with hand torn deckled edges.
Available now through Art Republic.

I’ve been hunkered down finishing new paintings for a group show at 45 Park Lane next month. All very last minute, as I was only approached to take part 3 weeks ago. Hence the lack of posts/updates recently.

10 Nov 15 – 07 Jan 16 / Group Exhibition
WAC winners Dominic Bradnum & Kirsten Baskett with 45 Park Lane Artists Group
45 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1PN

I will be showing 4 new works, including this one:

Neon Graffiti (For Guy Debord & The Situationist International), 2015, oil and mixed media on canvas, 75cm x 100cm

Later in the month, I have been coaxed out of DJ semi-retirement to play some French records at the inaugural Hastings Mon Amour night. Top billing will be a screening of Truffaut’s sublime ménage à trois Jules et Jim, with my questionable DJ skills before and after.

20 Nov 15 / L’Amour Electronique DJ set
Hastings Mon Amour with film screening of Jules et Jim
The Observer Building, 53 Cambridge Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DT

I’m also releasing a new print edition in the coming weeks. More on that soon.

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