We had the opportunity to kick it with Bradley Theodore,one of the dopest artists in NYC and only getting bigger. Originally from Turks and Caicos and now residing in Manhattan, Bradley have captivated art audiences with his colorful skeletal reproductions of some of arts most loving figures as well as some of his own characters. Kicking it with Bradley was interesting. He spoke about the comparison of industry between NYC and Los Angeles, the preparation of new murals on the return trip to L.A. as well as a possible event that may happen in the near future.
Bradley stopped through key locations in Beverly Hills and put up some memorable and colorful murals that are sure to catch the eye of anyone cruising Melrose Ave. Mel and Rose, a wine and spirits shop along Melrose, was the site for the first two murals. Combining art with the glass and display of the spirits shop, gave the mural more of a billboard ad feel for the Moet and Hennessy. This is further proof that art shapes the way we consume products because those pieces immediately made those brands look youthful and I wouldn’t be surprised if a few extra sales were made because of it.
What intrigues me most about Bradley’s work is that he seems to create his pieces with a stroke at a time, almost piecing the colors together symmetrically to execute the overall plan. I mentioned to him that his work has a “Condo-esque” feel, he smiled and took note to my comparison. I really enjoy meeting and potentially collaborating with artists who’s work excites me. Bradley’s work was a breath of fresh air from the traditional stencil-laden style of Los Angeles street art that we have all had shoved down our throats in the last year. I’m also excited to see what other walls and canvases he explodes upon this year.