philip bradshaw
...reboot
Philip Bradshaw, Artist, Installation view, Reboot, Exhibition of Works 2019

Installation view, 'reboot' and 'reboot drawings', Exhibition of Works 2019.

The design for this ongoing series stems from 40,000 year old scratchings on a piece of carved stone found in the Blombos cave in South Africa. It may be one of the earliest known pieces of art or it may be a form of tallying.

Using this as a starting point, I want to explore the feasibility of engaging afresh with such ancient mark-making. These works relate to starting “from scratch” while knowing full well that such a thing is impossible.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, reboot, 2019

'reboot', 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 71 x 71 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, reboot, 2019

'reboot drawing 27-7-2019', 2019. Wax oil pastel and acrylic on paper, 35 x 50 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, reboot, 2019

'reboot drawing 23-7-2019', 2019. Ink on paper, 14 x 19.5 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, reboot, 2019

'reboot drawing A4 1', 2019. Wax oil pastel and oilstick on paper, 29.7 x 21 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, reboot, 2019

'reboot drawing 20-8-2019', 2019. Ink on paper, 20.9 x 29.4 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, reboot, 2019

'reboot drawing 21-9-2019', 2019. Ink on paper, 35 x 50 cm.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, reboot, 2019

'reboot drawing 22-10-2019', 2019. Ink and acrylic on paper, 50 x 70 cm.