Bradley Kerl

Region: West


City / State: Houston, TX

Filtering is the process of passing a substance through porous material to separate out its solid properties. As a painter, I primarily focus on filtering information, separating specific from general substances for the purpose of arriving at an iconography based on the eccentricities of people, places, situations, and things. The goal of this distillation process is to privilege the sediment that remains in the filter—the stubborn, idiosyncratic particulates that together compose a unique visual lexicon. Whether depicting collections of outwardly banal objects or lush vegetation, my paintings retain a palpable memory of the distillation process.