Rebecca Bradley’s practice includes painting, installation and performance to explore ideas about our encounters with landscape and place. Central to her approach is a concern for space, light, mark making and the material substance of her surroundings which she sometimes incorporates into her work.
Bradley’s painting practice occurs through periods of research by reading, process, memory and direct observation and a belief in paint as a medium that can communicate through suggestion, ambiguity and it’s very visceral presence. Her research reflects on painting’s place as an intermediary for broader concerns about the environment, and subjective perception and a mindful eye on the history of art and the tradition of painting.. Past work has explored protest banners as a format for painting and train journeys as triggers for speculation and imaginings. An ongoing theme in her practice is a focus on places at intersections and boundaries as loci of fecundity and adaptation.