Mark Bradley-Shoup

Gallery Affiliations: Tanner Hill Gallery

Region: South


City / State: Signal Mtn. , TN

My work is a response to both the natural and built landscape and how we inhabit, interact, and encounter space and form. The intention of my work is to address the theme of expansion and recession, consumption and growth. I am intrigued by how we inhabit and utilize space. My work responds to the built form, partly for its architectural purpose, but quite often I am drawn to such objects for the dialogue that these forms have with one another and with the space in which they inhabit. At times, these conversations can be poetic, but other times these structures carry out very absurd and awkward functions that are often overlooked due to their monotonous role in our culture. I believe in the construction of a painting, laying down a framework for which all subsequent layers will have support to rest upon. The concept of ‘building’ a painted image/form allows for a more sincere discourse with my interest in the constructed landscape and with my fascination of structural form.