Lambeth Cartridge 370 gsm
70x50cm, series of 15
Fresh Air is an extension of a series of paintings made in response to the claustrophobia, crossed boundaries and surreal domestic anticipation of lockdown. Here the fluid and fast motion on the felt tip drawing is caught in screen print form, allowing a spontaneous hand-made feel to the reproduced image.
A compulsion towards the carnivalesque and a vibrant trashy aesthetic is key to Flora Bradwell’s playful practice. Encompassing painting, sculpture, video and performance Flora’s work revels in the generously grotesque, using camp and theatrics to demonstrate the ridiculousness of patriarchal systems. Flora completed her MFA in Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2021 and her BA at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2009. While at the Slade Flora received The Felix Slade Award, The Jeanne Szego Prize and Sarabande Emerging Artist Bursary. Flora’s work has been exhibited, screened and performed internationally including at the Saatchi Gallery, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts and the ICA in London, at Zaratan, Lisbon and at European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck. Flora has completed residencies at Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, SIM, Reykjavik and ColArt, London. Flora also curates art events and is currently Co-Director of Bad Art.