William Bradley, born in York, England, creates work that interrogates the creation and depiction of the codes contained in painted art. Graduating with an MA in Fine Art Painting from Wimbledon College of Art, where he sold out his end-of-year show, and a BA in Art and Design from York St John University, Bradley increasingly looks to remove himself from the immediacy of the original authorial mark in his art, achieving this by using digital modifications in his creative process. The result is work that alludes to, distorts and deconstructs the gestural marks and codes from the history of modern abstraction, examining what it means to use paint not intuitively, but rather as a device that enables the combination of source material and reference.
Solo exhibitions include The Black Paintings at Berloni Gallery, London (2015) and Tall Tales at Galerie Richard, New York (2013), while group exhibitions include S/2 at Sotheby's, San Francisco (2015), Person, Place or Thing at 68Projects, Berlin (2014), and Summer Mixer at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York (2013). In 2015, he was an artist-in-residence at Hooper Projects, Los Angeles, culminating in an exhibition of his works, and has been selected for the Catlin Prize twice (2011 and 2009), once as a finalist. Bradley lives and works in London and Los Angeles.