Bubble wrap paintings by Bradley Hart
- Caroline Kurze
In Bradley Hart’s works one of the most common everyday packing materials becomes a medium for his artwork. He injects paint into bubble wrap, using each blob as a pixel to create his large-scale photorealistic images.
After the injection the drops are removed from the backside of the plastic to reveal an imprint of the work, becoming yet another piece of art through the impressions from the injected paint.
The artist states: “The injections are a metaphor for the ways we punctuate our lives with Google searches, selfies and Facebook posts. The antithetical idea of protection vs. fragility of the substance itself is also endemic to the work. On a personal level, the process of injecting ironically references the need to inject myself with disease-modifying medication for my own MS over the past decade.”
All images © Bradley Hart