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As a teenager I remember seeing a piece of graffiti that attempted to boil down a poetic phrase into an awkward equation. I admired the bravado, and it stayed with me at the back of my mind. Years later I found myself wondering what other florid prose could be dehumanized through the format of mathematical formulae. And so I picked out this time-worn aphorism, reduced it to a stark sum, and painted it in eye-popping hot pink neon
Dominic Bradnum (b. 1977) is a visual and audio artist, currently working in Worthing, UK. His visual language is focused on capturing the incandescent glow of neon and other gas-filled electric lighting through the medium of oil paint. He imagines enigmatic slogans, and snippets of prose and poetry: setting them within expressionistic everyday scenes; or rendering them as photo-realistic, eye-searing typography.
Dominic was the winner of Wells Art Contemporary 2013, and his resulting London debut solo show sold out. He has exhibited throughout the UK and in Europe, sharing gallery space with Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Bruce McLean and Jamie Hewlett. He currently has works in private collections in Geneva, Monaco, Beirut, London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow and Brighton.
He also occasionally writes and records ‘Lo-Fi Symphonies’ and is a sometime member of the latent DIY electronic performance-art/noise-pop group Miss Pain.