First Thursday’s Monthly
Paintings by Bradley Fritz
Ut Pictura, Poesis (as painting, so is poetry), is a centuries old painting philosophy that elevates the importance of ordinary objects by revealing their beauty through the act of painting.
We’re made so that we love
First when we see them painted, things
We have passed perhaps a hundred
Nor care to see:
And so they are better, Painted”
Robert Browning Fra Lippo Lippi l855
For over 20 years I have been experimenting with a variety of materials in an attempt to create my vision of urban imagery. After finishing the background with acrylic mediums, I assemble a collage of structures by adhering newsprint, photocopies of newsprint, and metallic leaf to the surface. The image is then completed by painting over these elements.