Alligator Angel: Brad Teodoruk

1 - 18 August 2019

Brad Teodoruk is an artist of contrasts. Using every visual device at his disposal, he weaves strange narratives drenched in dichotomous imagery and text, then obscures large areas in swathes of block-colour, inviting the viewer to fill in the blanks. Nostalgic, childhood objects are randomly scattered throughout fractured, neo-expressionist scapes, simultaneously evoking feelings of playfullness and unease.

 

For Teodoruk, opposing forces are clearly a point of confusion, contention and humour. Heavy, dense concepts such as religion or the prison system are contasted with subjects of either physical or metaphorical lightness - a beach ball, a bird, the sky...

 

Teodoruk uses the language of juxtaposition to explore the way he perceives both the world and himself – simultaneously as Alligator and Angel. 

 

Opening night: Thursday, 1st August, 6-8pm