BRADD WESTMORELAND
PAINTINGS WITH LONG SHADOWS
21 MAY – 7 JUNE 2008

 

 Installation view of Bradd Westmoreland's paintings

Installation view of Bradd Westmoreland's paintings

 Installation view of Bradd Westmoreland's paintings

Installation view of Bradd Westmoreland's paintings

BRADD WESTMORELAND
As The Day Does Pass 2007
Oil on canvas
142 × 122 cm  

Installation view of Bradd Westmoreland's paintings

 Installation view of Bradd Westmoreland's paintings

Installation view of Bradd Westmoreland's paintings

BRADD WESTMORELAND
Blue Landscape 2007
Oil on canvas
142 × 122 cm  

BRADD WESTMORELAND
A Distant Rain 2007
oil on canvas
162.5 × 112 cm       

 BRADD WESTMORELAND  Garden Temple  2007 oil on canvas 162.5 × 188 cm 

BRADD WESTMORELAND
Garden Temple 2007
oil on canvas
162.5 × 188 cm 

BRADD WESTMORELAND
Blue Dreamer 2007
oil on canvas
142 × 122 cm       

BRADD WESTMORELAND
Small Reclining Nude 2008
oil on canvas
51 × 46 cm   

BRADD WESTMORELAND
Blue Nude II 2007
oil on canvas
152.5 × 132 cm   

BRADD WESTMORELAND
At Parks Edge 2007
Oil on canvas
142 × 122 cm  

BRADD WESTMORELAND
Night Painting 2007
Oil on canvas
142 × 122 cm  

BRADD WESTMORELAND
Banana Palm 2007
Oil on canvas
142 × 122 cm  

BRADD WESTMORELAND
A Shooting Star 2007
oil on canvas
198 × 228.5 cm     

BRADD WESTMORELAND
Blue Nude I 2007
oil on canvas
142 × 122 cm   

 BRADD WESTMORELAND  Diamond Gods  2007  oil on canvas 140 × 162.5 cm 

BRADD WESTMORELAND
Diamond Gods 2007
oil on canvas
140 × 162.5 cm 

BRADD WESTMORELAND
The Forest Jewell 2008
oil on canvas
142 × 122 cm       


Bradd Westmoreland has held a number of solo exhibitions in Australia since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1995. His work is held the collections of British Museum, The National Gallery of Victoria and various private collections.

Westmoreland paints landscapes, but his works do not fit neatly into the landscape category. Loose images of strangely familiar objects that on closer inspection reveal themselves as buildings, trees or naked semi-erotic human forms. 

Westmoreland’s dreamlike narratives, seem to depict painting itself. Through the use of strange twisting ambiguous forms depicted with strong brushstrokes and bold colour, the sense of immediacy in the artists works contain a kind of truth, though the scale is these works is illogical, the space or scenes depicted are ambiguous. 

Dreamlike narratives that depict painting itself rather that the landscape.