Twg/meets bradley childs

Outside of History Group Show



Bradley Childs’ work seeks to transgress the medium boundaries held by art culture, situating itself between sculpture, design, painting, and installation. Constantly reshaping our perspectives via merging various fabrication methods and tactfully setting singular modes of fashioning. Everything gives the spectator a veiled truth, “My work is focused around looking, the audience looking. Allowing the work to reveal itself gradually. Details usually hidden and made discrete, are allowed to be found.”

Running through the centre of his practice is a strong sensory leaning towards both handcrafted and industrial production, visibly seen glimmering through the materials used within these paintings: rust, crushed brick, and ash, each embodying a degree of mechanical removal which shadows the immediate present. These procedures of building, constructing, and manufacturing are embedded within a deep set of traditions and anti-traditions which have grown through centuries of object development. Childs’ three-dimensional structures create corners from time past. No matter what period or location, objects are formed as servants for human interests, yet what those interests are is defined by the object made.





Installation View, Outside of History, 2023


Bradley Childs, IIIII.IIIII.IIIII.IIIII., 2023, Cement render, iron oxide and cut nails on a plywood panel, in a burnt spruce frame, 99 x 128.5 cm



Detail View, Bradley Childs, IIIII.IIIII.IIIII.IIIII., 2023, Cement render, iron oxide and cut nails on a plywood panel, in a burnt spruce frame, 99 x 128.5 cm




Bradley Childs, Residual Verdigris, 2023, Verdigris, iron oxide, ash, acrylic and oak chippings on canvas, 15.5 x 40 cm

Bradley Childs, Residual Verdigris, 2023, Verdigris, iron oxide, ash, acrylic and oak chippings on canvas, 15.5 x 40 cm





Installation View, Outside of History, 2023



Bradley Childs, Opulent Decay, 2023, Shell gold, iron oxide, earth and hardware on a plywood panel, in burnt oak frame, 45.5 x 44.5 cm



Bradley Childs, Gilded Oxide, 2023, Shell gold, iron oxide and hardware on canvas, in a limed oak frame, 44 x 34 cm






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