Approved: 06.05.2021

Adrian Bradbury

Artist

Approved: 06.05.2021

He attended Goldsmiths in London followed by degree in Fine Art at West Surrey College of Art, and then a Post Grad Diploma in Photography. After which he quickly established himself in London as a freelance Fashion and Advertising Photographer working both here and abroad, with a large studio in the heart of Clerkenwell, London, for a wide range of clients : IPC Magazines, H Bauer, GE FABBRI, Boots, ASDA, M&S, Canon, House of Fraser and others.

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Artist Statement

He attended Goldsmiths in London followed by degree in Fine Art at West Surrey College of Art, and then a Post Grad Diploma in Photography. After which he quickly established himself in London as a freelance Fashion and Advertising Photographer working both here and abroad, with a large studio in the heart of Clerkenwell, London, for a wide range of clients : IPC Magazines, H Bauer, GE FABBRI, Boots, ASDA, M&S, Canon, House of Fraser and others.

The digital revolution saw his work take a new direction producing photo collage type illustrations for New York Stock Exchange, TNS, SOM(architects), Association of Teachers and Lecturers, Institute of Export, The Home Office, Open Roads and more.

 Throughout this journey the desire to draw and create imagery which owed much to his early paintings grew stronger. Today, he is currently exploring abstract colour, based on the theme Coast, combining painting, drawing and digital photography in new and exciting ways, bringing work into being through various steps and processes that combine digital and traditional techniques. 

The work explores the relationship between the abstraction of forms through shape, line and textures. Created from drawings and marks made on location before being combined with textures and other elements digitally, allowing very precise control of the image, in terms of colour and layering.

He is interested in the re-presentation of the real through abstraction that allows for different interpretations to be made by the viewer. The root of the image may come from observation but equally it can also be a discourse between form, line and texture. The way in which the image is ordered, how all the elements are combined and arranged, clearly becomes the driving force. 

CV & Education

Freelance Fashion and Advertising Photographer, LONDON 1978 -1998Clients included:  M&S, House of Fraser, ASDA, Freemans, Dupont, Almay, Max Factor, EMI records, Stiff Records, IPC Magazines, Bauer Publishing, Gruner & Jahr, G E Fabbri, National Magazines, Condé Nast, EMAP and more.Part Time Lecturer At Colchester Institute, BTEC PHOTOGRAPHY1979-1981Part Time Lecturer Kent Institute 1981-1983, BA PHOTOGRAPHYPart Time Lecturer At Falmouth College Of Arts, BA PHOTOGRAPHY 1991-1995

Freelance Digital Illustration And Graphic Designer 2000 – represented by Debut Art 2005-2012 and Advocate art from 2012-2017 Work for: NYSE, TNS, The Home Office, SOM architects, Agenda, Spirit, Loines Furnivall, Bausch & Lomb, Open Roads, Matalan, New York Graphic Society, and more.

Creating own personal work 1996 -  collages, photography, drawing and painting

Exhibitions

 

Association of Photographers – 1984-1992 several group shows

Falmouth College of Arts   1991-1993 various group shows - large scale collages

Shire of England Gallery, Leamington Spa 1999, one man show - photographic large scale collages

Rugby Borough Council Public Art - large scale installation 2000 - Caldecott Park

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, open  2004-2009, 2012, 2018

Royal Photographic Society, 2005 joint show

Lewis Gallery, Rugby 2008, 30 year retrospective one man show

Gallery 150, Leamington 2014, speed

LSA gallery 2016 joint show

Coast one man show -exhibition of prints -Lewis Gallery, Rugby 2017/8

The Sea, two man show at White Room Gallery, Leamington Spa 2018

Group show at Off the Wall gallery, Cardiff 2019

Canfas Gallery, Cardigan feb/march 2020

 

Limited edition prints currently available at:

The White Room Gallery, Leamington Spa. 

Canfas Gallery, Cardigan 

Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff

Pure Art Gallery, Milford Haven

Saatchi Gallery Online