ABOUT THE ARTIST
As an visual artist, Brady is known for his continuous exploration of the figure through traditional and digital collage and his use of discarded objects.
Brady views painting and creativity as a science in which one incessantly experiments with a variety of mediums and self-taught techniques while researching themes through travel, sketching and research. Utilizing a host of found objects and recycled materials his collage based paintings portray powerful and provocative images that reflect contemporary life. His creations include collage, assemblage, oil and drawing as well as digitally based projections and interactive multimedia.
Since the early 1980’s, Brady’s paintings and collage works have been featured in numerous exhibitions, international projects and student programs. Projects include an “Artist in Residence in Japan”, in addition to collaborative projects with Nelson Mandela.
Exhibitions and projects include the Museum of Fine Art Cuba, Modern Art Museum Mexico, Turchin Center for the Arts, The Lincoln Center, Lilia Arts Center Japan, MOCA Los Angeles, World Trade Center Osaka and the Center for the Study of Collage in France and others.
Painting for me is a constant process of exploration, research and education. The creative process is paramount in my approach to painting especially when it comes to experimentation. I need to attack each image through a different approach, a different method in order to keep the spontaneity and incorporate chance into the work.
The theme in my painting has been constant throughout my life as I find the figure interesting, challenging and the most complex subject to study. I am interested in capturing human emotion and thoughts utilizing techniques, familiar objects and references to give the viewer their own map to understanding the image.
I incorporate found objects and references to trigger different memories for each viewer. This is important to me as I want each viewer to have an individual starting point when they first see the image. My paintings are a reflection of society as I use layers of varied materials (memories) to show the complex world we reside in.