– September 12, 2013 - COLLIDING WORLDS, an ART DOCUMENTARY in a 30-minute format, brings BRADFORD J. SALAMON – Artist and the ART of Gentle Perception.
Growing up in the Southern California beach communities, Bradford J. Salamon was surrounded by surfers and art. His father was a commercial art dealer, selling prints and limited editions. At the Art Institute of Southern California, Bradford refined his skills. He found mentors such as Jeremy Lipking and David Leffel , artists who further encouraged Bradford.
Bradford is an intuitive painter. He paints figures –portraits that captured a sitter in a moment, not a pose. Preferring to choose the sitter, and NOT to be chosen by the sitter, Bradford draws from the essence of the sitter. His visages, portraits is too confining a term, evoke John Singer Sargent – capture the light and the movement rather than a face frozen in time
While the finished work may be thought of as a portrait Bradford’s process is not so simple. His portraits are comprised of a series of portraits. He often captures the works in progress on his iPhone. The collection of portraits and photos form the basis for many of Bradford’s videos. The video captures what Bradford is seeking – awareness of the process; awareness of the connection and affect of art on the subject, the viewer and ultimately its creator; and awareness of our humanity.
Bradford brings the same intensity to his paintings of inanimate, vintage objects. For him, these objects connect the past with the present and expand the artist’s range of perceiving the world around him. For Bradford J. Salamon this is what the art process is all about. – perceiving the world and not just seeing it. For more information about Bradford, visit bradfordjsalamon.com.
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