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Ry David Bradley joins Sullivan+Strumpf

BY The Fold PR | 27-Aug-2019
Sullivan+Strumpf now representing London-based Australian artist, Ry David Bradley.
Ry David Bradley joins Sullivan+Strumpf
Image credit: Ry David Bradley, Search History, 2019, The Hole, New York.
One of Asia-Pacific’s leading contemporary art galleries, Sullivan+Strumpf is delighted to announce its representation of Ry David Bradley.

Born in Australia and based in London, Bradley is known for his process-based practice, which investigates the nature of painting in an era where the boundaries between picture, video, and virtual reality are increasingly blurred.

Sullivan+Strumpf, founders and directors, Joanna Strumpf and Ursula Sullivan said Bradley is an artist at the forefront of exploration into the impact of digital technologies on contemporary art.

“The discussion about our digital age has been difficult for artists to approach, but Ry’s work stands out for addressing the theme with visual sophistication. His complex works examine the way we see the present – in relation to the past and future – in a way that is visually intriguing and beautiful,” said Ursula Sullivan.

“Ry has extensive knowledge of the history of art and painting and is ambitious to progress the fundamentals of this wonderful, but fraught medium. His current use of tapestry as the vehicle for this is a brilliant tangent in the conversation.”

Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore will host Bradley’s solo exhibition on 7 September – 5 October 2019 and his work will be featured by Sullivan+Strumpf at Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks on 12 – 15 September 2019.

Bradley’s work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Lyon Housemuseum, the Aldala Collection, as well as significant private collections in America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His recent exhibitions include Search History at The Hole, New York (2019) and HEART with Jon Rafman at Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Denmark (2019).

For more information, please visit www.sullivanstrumpf.com

About Sullivan+Strumpf

Sullivan+Strumpf is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading contemporary art galleries, representing the most engaging Australian and international artists of our time. Founded in 2005 by co-directors Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf, Sullivan+Strumpf has spaces in Sydney and Singapore and represents 38 established and emerging artists and artist estates from across the Asia-Pacific and East Asia. The gallery presents an ambitious program of diverse exhibitions, publications and talks, and an international art fair schedule spanning Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. Sullivan+Strumpf has proudly helped to foster the careers of some of the most significant contemporary artists in the region and remains dedicated to supporting artists to realise their visions and forge long-term artistic careers. www.sullivanstrumpf.com

Ry David Bradley Bio

Ry David Bradley (b. 1979, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian artist, based in London, who is known as one of the artists at the forefront of new artistic theories and practices exploring the impact of digital technologies on contemporary art and society. His process-based practice investigates the nature of painting in an era where the boundaries between picture, video, and virtual reality are increasingly blurred. Painting becomes a product of technology as much as a conscious act from the artist.

Bradley graduated with an Masters of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne in 2013. Since then he has exhibited widely at galleries and museum in his native Australia, as well as in exhibitions and fairs in New York, London, Milan, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, and Palm Beach. In 2009, he founded the popular international website PAINTED, ETC (paintedetc.com), which explores how digital technologies and imagery are contributing to reshaping the role and nature of art in contemporary societies.

Recent solo and group exhibitions include Search History at The Hole, New York (2019); HEART with Jon Rafman at Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2019); Art Brussels, The Hole, Brussels, Belgium (2019); Enter, Lyon Housemuseum, Melbourne (2019), Zona Maco, The Hole, Mexico City, Mexico (2019); and ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, US. Bradley’s work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Lyon Housemuseum, the Aldala Collection, as well as significant private collections in America, Europe, Asia and Australia.