Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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Jyll Bradley

Green/ Light (Study)

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from Caroline Douglas, Director of Contemporary Art Society

Year 2015
Medium Acetate and ink on watercolour paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Wed 26 April, 2017 at 9:00pm

Jyll Bradley:

Jyll Bradley (b.1966, Folkestone, UK) lives and works in London. Studied at Goldsmiths College and the Slade School of Art. Bradley's installations, drawings, and sculptural works express a uniquely personal engagement with identity and place. In recent years she has been known for acclaimed large-scale works in the public realm including Green/Light (for M.R.), The Folkestone Triennial, UK (2014). Notes (2) (2017) is from a significant new body of work marking the artist’s return to drawing. Typical of Bradley’s approach, the work grafts older, semi-redundant materials (pink carbon paper) with contemporary ones (fluorescent paint). Notes (2) is made through a hands-on process of repeatedly folding, unfolding, spraying and masking the heavily pigmented carbon paper. This highly personal work represents a timely ‘note to self’ for the artist; a further development of her artistic currency and lexicon of mark-making. Select solo exhibitions include Currency, L’etrangere, London, UK; Le Jardin hospitalier, Hopital Roger Salengro, Lille, France (2015); The friend I have/is a passionate friend, Mummery + Schnelle, London (2014); City of Trees, The National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia (2013); Airports for the Lights, Shadows and Particles, the Bluecoat, Liverpool (2011). Select group exhibitions include Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, (2015); Look Out, The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK (2014); The Negligent Eye, the Bluecoat, Liverpool (2014); Galapagos, Centro d'Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal (2013); New Work at the Walker, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK (2013). Select projects include a major permanent commission for Cambridge CB1 (2017), and a solo commission for Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2017).  Her work is held in the collections of The Government Art Collection, UK; The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK; The National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia; and Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia.