Two new reps for Sullivan+Strumpf

Sullivan+Strumpf announces its representation of artists Ry David Bradley and Maria Fernanda Cardoso.

Words: Rosy Leake

One of Asia-Pacific’s leading galleries Sullivan+Strumpf welcomes two internationally renowned artists to its stable. Multimedia sculpture, installation and performance artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso and process-based painter Ry David Bradley will join Sullivan+Strumpf’s Sydney and Singapore galleries, kicking off with representation at Sydney Contemporary in September of this year.

Colombian-born, Sydney-based Cardoso’s research-led practice blends nature, art and science to explore the biological structures of living creatures in relation to the social-sexual relations of humans. “We have followed Maria’s career for many years and always admired her continuous experimentation, but it was her recent works with spiders which blew us away,” says gallery director Joanna Strumpf. “Her work is truly ingenious.”

Bradley’s painting practice investigates the nature of painting in a time when the boundaries between picture, video and virtual reality are increasingly blurred. The Sydney-born, London-based artist is at the forefront of exploration into the impact of digital technologies on contemporary yet traditional art mediums.

For the artist, painting has become a product of technology as much as a conscious act. His still paintings have a strong kinetic energy in which reality is distorted and perspective is obfuscated. Director Ursula Sullivan notes that “the discussion about our digital age has been difficult for artists to approach, but Ry’s work stands out for addressing the theme with visual sophistication”.

Both artists work is presented at Sydney Contemporary from 12 to 15 September 2019 and Bradley will have a solo exhibition Concrete Reverie from 7 September to 5 October 2019.

Header image: Installation view of Ry David Bradley’s show Search History, The Hole, New York, 2019. Courtesy: the artist, The Hole, New York and Sullivan+ Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore.

Body image: Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Actual Size II, 2015. Photograph. Courtesy: the artist and Sullivan+ Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore.

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