“The Last Word” & Others by Jamie Bradbury

This work is an introspective examination, it explores themes of love, loss, mental health, isolation / connectedness, and healing, through the passage of time. Using both classical, and culturally specific tropes, such as skulls, along with Mummers, these works attempt to reveal anagnorisis, or a moment of startling discovery, leading to a form of personal resolution.

Fidelis Ad Mortem
18″x24″ Watercolour on Arches paper, 2018
She Moved Through the Fair
18″x24″ Watercolour on Arches paper, 2019
The Last Word
10″x14″ Watercolour on Arches paper, 2019
Unknown Pleasures
18″x24″ Watercolour on Arches paper, 2019

Jamie Bradbury has worked in drawing and painting for the past 15 years. Originally from Toronto, Canada, and based in Nemaska, Quebec, he Studied Painting at OCADU University, and obtained a Master’s degree from Central Saint Martins in London U.K, in 2010. 

His works explore identity, situating auto-biographical narratives, within collective histories. Blending both personal and found source material together, he attempts to complicate where the personal begins, and the collective ends. Drawing from his experiences of living semi-nomadically, exploring both his Jamaican, and Newfoundland ancestral traditions, Jamies’ work often reveals an ongoing interest in cultural adaptation, malaise, and exchange.

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