Frieze Week Off-Site project by William Bradley

12 - 17 October 2015

BERLONI is delighted to present William Bradley's Black Paintings in an off site project during Frieze Week 2015. The exhibition will take place at 7A Langley Street in the heart of Covent Garden.

Drinks reception Wednesday 14 October 6.30 - 8.30 pm. 

 

There is a long history of 'Black Paintings' which normally is viewed within the context of some usual connotations - often signalling a dark time within the artists' psyche, (think Rothko and his black/grey series made shortly before his suicide); at times simply to relieve the artist from objective denotation. Bradley though wants black to act as a stage upon which colour can perform, to utilise it in a continued exploration and celebration of colour. Black here will signal not darkness, subtlety or restraint - but a device in order to embrace colour as supreme, all the while continuing to refer to a lineage of abstraction.