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James Bradley
updated: 08/01/2014
website: http://jamesdanielbradley.wordpress.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Book of Revelation #1: Ch. 10:1-2
The Book of Revelation #3: Ch. 5:2
The Book of Revelation #4: Ch. 1:12-16
The Book of Revelation #5: Ch. 8:3-4
The Book of Revelation #6: Ch. 19: 11-13
Artificial Tears #8
The Revelation
Iris Descends Upon a Meeting Between Two Travellers
The Veil Rent in Twain
The Palace of Chromoluminarism
The Veil
The Mediatrix
Osama Bin Laden as Terrorist Mastermind
Abstraction
Abstraction
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, dreams, books, narrative, meditative, fantasy, surreal, abstract
 
 
The Book of Revelation #1: Ch. 10:1-2 by James Bradley
The Book of Revelation #1: Ch. 10:1-2
Acrylic on Paper
2013
12 " x  9 " 
The Book of Revelation #3: Ch. 5:2 by James Bradley
The Book of Revelation #3: Ch. 5:2
Acrylic on Paper
2013
12" x  9" 
The Book of Revelation #4: Ch. 1:12-16 by James Bradley
The Book of Revelation #4: Ch. 1:12-16
Acrylic on Paper
2013
12" x  9" 
The Book of Revelation #5: Ch. 8:3-4 by James Bradley
The Book of Revelation #5: Ch. 8:3-4
Acrylic on Paper
2013
12" x  9" 
The Book of Revelation #6: Ch. 19: 11-13 by James Bradley
The Book of Revelation #6: Ch. 19: 11-13
Acrylic on Paper
2013
12" x  0" 
Artificial Tears #8 by James Bradley
Artificial Tears #8
Acrylic on Paper
2013
12 " x  9 " 
The Revelation by James Bradley
The Revelation
Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Paper
2013
12 " x  9 " 
Iris Descends Upon a Meeting Between Two Travellers by James Bradley
Iris Descends Upon a Meeting Between Two Travellers
Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Paper
2013
12 " x  9 " 
The Veil Rent in Twain by James Bradley
The Veil Rent in Twain
Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Paper
2013
12 " x  9 " 
The Palace of Chromoluminarism by James Bradley
The Palace of Chromoluminarism
Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Paper
2013
12 " x  9 " 
The Veil by James Bradley
The Veil
Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Paper
2013
12 " x  9 " 
The Mediatrix by James Bradley
The Mediatrix
Oil on Unstretched Canvas
2013
37 " x  33 " 
Osama Bin Laden as Terrorist Mastermind by James Bradley
Osama Bin Laden as Terrorist Mastermind
Colored Pencil on Paper
2012
10 " x  8 " 
Abstraction by James Bradley
Abstraction
China Marker and Colored Pencil on Paper
2012
10 " x  8 " 
Abstraction by James Bradley
Abstraction
Acrylic, China Marker and Colored Pencil on Paper
2012
10 " x  8 " 

Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT #165


"Thirteenth Rule. To be right in everything, we ought always to hold that the white which I see, is black, if the Hierarchical Church so decides it"

-Saint Ingnatius Loyola,

The Spiritual Exercises


Upon the grassy lawn flowing like ocean waves just outside my bedroom window I see a lamb sitting happily with a trio of crimson ladybugs. It is night, yet, like the moon, the lamb's brilliant whiteness is not in the least diminished by the sun's apparent absence. The world is over here, but it is also over thereon the other side of itself. These are the thoughts of lonely nights, Diary, these are the lines of soft, sad music of the most heartbreakingly simple variety, a melody to let a girl know that she is all alone in this world. I compose this melody in my head and memorize it, as such it cannot be feigned.


Diary, I could gaze at this lamb all night. The ladybugs punctuate the serene and tender sight with beads of red and black, something like the stars come down to my neighborhood with news from the great beyond. O what is it that they are come to tell me, Diary? O what is there to know that is not provided for me here on the inverse side of the monitor? (Yes, I know that it is not really a window. Whether or not it is important to keep up the charade of ignorance I cannot say, but I persist for circumspection's sake—the warm glow of candlelight in this place makes one placid and agreeable.)


One half of the world is black, the other is white. The line that separates the two rushes across the face of the earth at a velocity which can be calculated (the total circumference divided by 24 will yield this speed in miles per hourlike thought it is staggering). I know that my dreams are not my own, Diary, but when I confide them to you nothing seems truer than they. O how I feel that word, my dearest confidantnothing! The lamb on the lawn and fate and my bittersweet life of sensory deprivationthese things overwhelm me with an ineffable feeling. One half of the world is white, the other, black.


March 9, 2014

Artist Bio / CV

James Bradley

San Francisco, CA 94201

jamesdanielbradley@outlook.com


Education

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, Master of Fine Arts Degree awarded May 2009


California State University, San Bernardino, CA, Bachelor of Arts Degree awarded June 2003


Selected Exhibitions

2014 "First Class," Port City Gallery, Portland, OR

2014 "The Possible," Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

2013 "Annual Small Works Juried Competition," Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012 "Streetopia," The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 "How We Leave and Return: Intersections of Art and History," Angel Island Visitor Center, Angel Island, CA

2011 "Enter Batgirl, Exit Illuminazi," Maniac Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 "Out of the Flat Files," Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 "The S.S.S.S.S.S. Presents: Obama Trauma," Artists' Television Access, San Francisco, CA

2009 "How to Survive Y2K: MIAMI 00-09," Maniac Gallery at Verge Art Fair, Miami, FL

2009 "The Something," Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 "Wrong!" 21 Grand, Oakland, CA

2009 "Novus Taedium Seclorum," Maniac Gallery, Oakland and Los Angeles, CA

2009 "Children of the Revolution," Federal Art Project, Los Angeles, CA

2009 "2009 MFA Show," California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2009 "Rock Paper Scissor," Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2009 "For Lovers and Fighters," Spare Room Project, San Francisco, CA

2009 "Illusion Helps," Orange Alley Project, San Francisco, CA


2008 “There is Nothing Funny About a Clown in the Moonlight,” Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA

2008 “Mission School Resume Writing Workshop,” PLAySPACE Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 “I’m Scared Because There’s Only One Of You,” SoCha, San Francisco, CA

2008 “Ready to Pop,” Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA

2008 “FTW AKA PMA,” The Tricycle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 “All Artists Circle,” North/South Gallery, Oakland, CA