Northrup King Building: Mixed Media Artist Bradley Fritz – Minneapolis, MN

Northrup King Building: Mixed Media Artist Bradley Fritz – Minneapolis, MN

The details, extraordinary!
Find Bradley Fritz and all the this fun in Studio 321.
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About

Artist Statement
Paintings by Bradley Fritz

Philosophy

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
times,

Nor care to see:
And so they are better, Painted”

Robert Browning Fra Lippo Lippi l855

Technique

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.

Judy Fawcett’s ‘Birch Trio’ is part of White Bear Center of the Arts ‘Northern Lights’ exhibit!

Judy Fawcett’s ‘Birch Trio’ is part of White Bear Center of the Arts ‘Northern Lights’ exhibit!

Birch Trio – 30″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas, part of my environmental series

Open Studio Saturdays 12 – 4pm
First Thursday, March 4, 5 – 9pm

My Connection With All Living Things

The butterfly is my metaphor for the all living things endangered by human interventions and climate change. My objective in these paintings is to capture their weightlessness, bright flashing color, whimsical flight, distinctive markings, and juxtapose these qualities with the dark peril of their current existence. My intent is to evoke concern for these delicate creatures with super powers that are losing their habitat and declining at a drastic rate. Macro views with textural elements bring the viewer in closer. In my role as an artist I feel I can capture some emotional truths to bring about change in how we view ourinterconnections with all living things.

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