Brad Kenny’s current style and technique is of abstract representation. The abstract element of his paintings allows him a form of expression which focuses on the human condition for the contemporary age.
His inspiration and influences have been gathered from artists such as Francis Bacon, Jenny Saville, Andrew Salgado, Matthew Burrows, Frans Hals, Marc Quinn and Antony Gormley.
“I aim to promote authenticity of emotion in my work. To achieve this, for example, I have sourced my subjects in extremely intimate “real time” situations of vulnerability through fly-on-the-wall documentaries. More recently I have explored through self-portraiture, my own extreme emotions, experienced during a period of intense physical and emotional challenges, followed by physical and metaphorical dance inspired studies of recovery and the need to engage with one’s environment. My practice is the exploration of the human condition through portraiture. My preferred style of abstract mark-making of figurative imagery, very often with the application of non representational colours, is for me an instinctive process.”
Brad achieved ‘First’ : BA (Hons) Degree – Fine Art from the University of Chichester, following a ‘Triple Distinction’ : BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design at Brooklands College ,Weybridge, Surrey.
We look forward to welcoming Brad Kenny to The Granary Art Gallery, which runs throughout November.
11am – 4pm