Bradley Wood | Gilded Daze

Bradley Wood | Gilded Daze
November 3-16, 2022
Opening Reception November 3, 6-8PM | Artist in Attendance
340 Dundas Street, Toronto

Bau-Xi is thrilled to present Gilded Daze, the inaugural exhibition for Canadian-born, New York-based artist Bradley Wood with the gallery.

Known for his expressive and chromatically charged paintings, Bradley Wood is renowned for his depictions of opulent, abundant environments and intriguing figures. In this exhibition, Wood contemplates the passage of time and the thematic undercurrent of excessive wealth masking the personal grappling of introspective conflicts. The artist stages dramatic scenes of days passed, while connecting with our current reality of crafted personas within digital and social media.
 
On the inspirations informing his latest collection, the artist writes;
 
“I've always grappled with notions of time -- as an artist and, these days, as an aging father. It prompted me to weave these blending timelines into my usual oeuvre of figurative interiors and fictional seated portraits, creating narratives about the contrast between outer appearance and internal mindsets.
 
In this body of work, many references are found at its core: medieval pictorial flatness, 17-century figuration, the surreal movement of the early 20s, decorative interiors like those painted by Les Nabis, abstract expressionist mark-making, along with the subject matter with current-day cues. All are meaningful approaches mashed up intentionally to achieve timelessness in my work.”
 
Through his intricate brushwork and bold palettes, Wood’s intimate oil paintings on linen present his stylized figures in his signature visual language. Like a seasoned playwright, the artist weaves elaborate narratives and imagined backstories for his fascinating subjects.
 
Born in Regina in 1970, Bradley Wood completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2006. Prior to studying at RISD, Wood completed studies at Art Center Europe, Vevey, Switzerland (1995-1996) and California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA (2000-2001). The artist has been featured in over 15 editorials and publications, including The Globe and Mail (2021, 2011); The New York Times (2013); Artsy (2016); The Irish Times (2018); among others. He is part of countless private collections across the globe.
 
Bradley Wood has been represented by Bau-Xi Gallery since 2021.

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