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Philip Bradshaw, moremore 1, 2021

'moremore 1', 2021. Acrylic on canvas board, 12 x 10 in.

Philip Bradshaw, moremore 3, 2021

'moremore 3', 2021. Acrylic on canvas board, 12 x 10 in.

'more (1 second)', 2020, looping video. With sound.

Philip Bradshaw, Installation view, more (pair), Open Studio 2018

Installation view, 'more (pair) 01 Jun 2018', Open Studio 2018.

'more and less', 2018, looping video. No sound.

Philip Bradshaw, more (echoes) 11, 2018

'more (echoes) 11', 2018. Acrylic, Lascaux gouache, Flashe on paper, 12 parts, each 50 x 70 cm. Studio installation view.

Philip Bradshaw, more (echoes) 8, 2017

'more (echoes) 8', 2017. Acrylic on paper, diptych, each 50 x 70 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, more (echoes) 7, 2017

'more (echoes) 7', 2017. Acrylic on paper, 8 parts, each 50 x 70 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, more (echoes) 6, 2017

'more (echoes) 6', 2017. Acrylic on paper, triptych, each 50 x 70 cm. Installation view, Open Studio 2017. Vertical hang.

Philip Bradshaw, more (echoes) 6, 2017

'more (echoes) 6', 2017. Acrylic on paper, triptych, each 50 x 70 cm. Horizontal hang.

Philip Bradshaw, more (echoes) 5, 2017

'more (echoes) 5', 2017. Acrylic, Lascaux gouache on paper, diptych, each 50 x 70 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, more (echoes) 4, 2017

'more (echoes) 4', 2017. Acrylic on paper, triptych, each 50 x 70 cm. Installation view, All Trail 2017.

Philip Bradshaw, more (echoes) 3, 2017

'more (echoes) 3', 2017. Acrylic on paper, diptych, each 50 x 70 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, more (echoes) 2, 2017

'more (echoes) 2', 2017. Acrylic, Lascaux gouache, Flashe on paper, triptych, each 35 x 25 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, more (echoes) 1, 2017

'more (echoes) 1', 2017. Acrylic on paper, diptych, each 35 x 25 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, Studio installation, more 1 - 15, 2017

'Studio installation, more 1 - 15', 2017.

'More', 2016, video. Includes sound.

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This is a group of works, each of which repeats an insistent demand for 'more'.
It seems to me that there are a number of relevant readings:

  1. the signification of applause – an audience calling out for more.
  2. the constant, unsustainable, drive for industry, for economies, for the world to produce more and more, regardless of finite resources – more goods, more profit, more food, more technology, more stuff, more growth – for more people, more 'progress', more affluence.
  3. or perhaps, the ongoing need for the artist to continue to create more, more, more.