FAMAG 2008.52

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Bradford, Robert (born 1945): The Expressionist artist framed as species, mixed media, 39 x 39 cms. Commissioned with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Darwin 200 celebrations.

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Artist-designed frame constructed out of children?s toys. Acrylic cover supplied by Eat Art, Falmouth.

About the Artist

Robert Bradford grew up in South London. He studied at Beckenham School of Art, Ravensbourne College of Art College of Art and the Royal College of Art London. He has exhibited widely in the UK, including at the ICA, London, the Arnolfini, Bristol, and Richard Demarco Galleries, Edinburgh, amongst many others. He was a visiting lecturer at San Diego State University in California for five years, and has exhibited at the San Diego Museum of Art, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Los Angeles, and the Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles. Bradford is now best known for his work in sculpture, particularly a series constructed out of plastic toys. He moved to Cornwall in 2001 where he is well known for his five annual Beast of Bodmin Moor Burnings and for his large scale 'Bombus Bee' built for the Eden Project in 2001-02.