Lot 15 - Flora Bradwell - Knee Jerk
Lot 15 - Flora Bradwell - Knee Jerk

Lot 15 - Flora Bradwell - Knee Jerk

Acrylic on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Alexandra Steinacker-Clark

ARTIST INFO

About 

Flora Bradwell is a London based artist and curator whose generously grotesque practice encompasses painting, sculpture, performance and installation. Flora completed her MFA at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2021, receiving the Felix Slade Award, The Jeanne Szego Prize and Sarabande Emerging Artist Bursary while there. In 2023 Flora was a Gilbert Bayes Award winner, Artist in Residence at Vincent Van Gogh Huis, NL and an a-n Artist Bursary recipient. Flora's vibrant trashy work has recently been exhibited at Matt's Gallery, Staffodshire Street and Saatchi Gallery, London, Liminal Gallery, Margate and Future DMND, LA. Selected residencies include Elephant Lab, London, Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, and SIM, Reykjavik. Flora curates UK-wide art happenings and is Co-Director of Bad Art. 

Education 

2018-21 
Slade School of Art, Fine Art MFA  

2007-9 
City & Guilds of London Art School, Fine Art BA 

Select Exhibitions 

2024 
Aanwinsten, Vincent VanGogh Huis, Zundert, NL  

Strangers in the Night, Somers Gallery, London  

GBA Exhibition, Royal Sculpture Society, London  

2023  
Melt, Hypha Studios, London  

The Amber Rooms, Matt's Gallery, London  

Naissance, Unit London, London   

Ludicrous Alchemy, Lewisham Art House, London   

Full to Bursting, Staffordshire Street, London   

Arms Around You in a Warm Embrace (SOLO), Vincent Van Gogh Gallery, Zundert, NL  

Try a little... Tenderness, Liminal Gallery, Margate  

Who Holds The Sword, Hypha Studios, London  

Fleshy Magic, Somers Gallery, London 

2022 
Ghost Show, Copeland Park, London 

ME2U, The Nunnery Gallery, London 

In Bloom, Future DMND, Los Angeles, USA 

Skin of Your Teeth, The Crypt Gallery, London 

Snakes on a Picture Plane, UK Mexican Arts Society, London 

Awards 
2023   
Gilbert Bayes Award 

a-n Artist Bursary 

2021 
Jeanne Szego Prize 

Sarabande Bursary Prize 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

This series of playful paintings see vagina dentata flowers loll from highly patterned archways. In the world inhabited by these hybrid creatures' architecture becomes bodily: doorways transforming into fishnet clad knees that grow eyes and are eaten. Misplaced eyeballs observe the scene, floating serenely in a sea of vibrant colour. 

 

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