Location: London
Website: bradleymallett.com
Bio:

My journey as an artist began with a place I would want to escape from the troubles of daily life to. A scene of desolate beauty. A landscape where I can become totally consumed and undisturbed, lost within my own thoughts. This journey coincided nicely with the journey of the river and some of these treasured scenes that were reserved only for the comfort of the water. In a sense I was that ever-changing river in my isolated landscape.
My recent work occurred a drastic change. The colour black is a major influence in my work and acts as a starting point for my paintings. For me the black canvas screams many more opportunities than the standard white. From this my canvases escalate into distorted abstract worlds of texture and colour. The work is based around the landscape, from the desolate mountains scenes, to the structures of the city. These are merely where it all begins. Through a series of mediums and layers this imagery is taken on a journey of experimentation and contrasts between light and shadow, colour and darkness. With the construction of a range of materials and textures, and the layers of colour, both subtle and striking, I create surfaces on the canvas that bind the viewer into intense exploration of these complex paintings. My work is also very much about mark making, and the act of, and the variety of results of mark making. The way in which these marks coincide and complement each other through the layers is what I find quite fascinating when exploring each piece. Using these processes and the significance on the methods of layers, my work has grown into further abstract and distorted landscapes that are lost within a range of textures that have taken control, accompanied by intense broken down colours that contrast heavily with a base of darkness, the black.

Exhibitions:

05-27 June 2014 What Is The Point?
Adam Street Private Members Club, London. Exhibiting ‘Watch Him Disappear Into The Midnight Show’. Also part of the committee supporting the show and co curating.
This is a group show of 15 contemporary UK and International artists who do not currently have formal UK gallery representation. All have agreed to support this initiative as a collaborative artistic process and all are responding to the title of the exhibition by creating a new artwork for this occasion. The artists were chosen by a committee from a long list of applicants.

30 July-09 September 2013 Identity
Manbar, Charing Cross Road, London. Exhibiting ‘Vale Veil’ and ‘To Have But Not To Hold’
Group exhibition.

06-28 June 2013 What Is The Point?
Adam Street Private Members Club, London. Exhibiting ‘To Have But Not To Hold’. Also part of the committee supporting the show and co curating.
This is a group show of 17 contemporary UK and International artists who do not currently have formal UK gallery representation. All have agreed to support this initiative as a collaborative artistic process and all are responding to the title of the exhibition by creating a new artwork for this occasion. The artists were chosen by a committee from a long list of applicants.

05-08 July 2012 Site Unseen
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. Exhibiting ‘Adverse Scale’ and ‘Illusive Route’.
Group exhibition as part of the Free Range Collection.

08-17 June 2012 Bath School Of Art And Design Degree Show
Bath Spa Sion Hill Campus, Bath. Exhibiting ‘Illusive Route’ and ‘Adverse Scale’.
A large scale exhibition of all the graduating Fine Art students of Bath School of Art and Design class of 2012

04-06 April 2011 Trans.la.tion
Bath Spa Dartmouth Avenue campus, Bath. Exhibiting ‘Opposing Elements’
“Translation is at best an echo” – George Burrow. Group exhibition at the Project Space, Dartmouth Avenue.