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Brad Kunkle #2 🇺🇸
Brad Kunkle is an accomplished oil painter working in New York City. The grab of his ethereal paintings lies in his delicate implementation of gold and silver among masterfully rendered figures and flora. ✨
What I found interesting was the narrative behind his “The Golden Corridor,” ( #5) which is “a reference to wildlife corridors - paths that allow wildlife populations to connect through human activity or structures,” (bradkunkle.com). This is rooted in the story of Brad losing his dog, Shadow, in NYC, and finding her surviving on the streets of Brooklyn 39 days later; this sweet tale inspired the formation of FindShadow, which is “a community-led organization working to reunite every lost dog in greater NYC/NJ.” As someone who’s lost (and been reunited with) a dog before: Aww! 😭 If you like your artists with hearts as golden as their talents, you’ll want to follow Brad Kunkle.
Follow Brad @bradrkunkle
For Brad’s portfolio, CV, press, and more, visit bradkunkle.com
Works in order shown:
1. “Gardenian,” 2016, Oil, gold and silver leaf on linen-mounted wood.
2. “Flouresce,” 2018, Oil, gold and silverleaf on wood.
3. “In Search of Ordinary Things,” Oil and gold leaf on wood.
4. “Unseen,” 2015, Oil and silverleaf on linen.
5. “The Golden Corridor,” 2018, embellished in 22k gold, framed by @ulfigprojects
6. “Alchemy of sleep,” Oil and Gold leaf
7. Detail of previous
8. “Listening Feathers,” 2012, Oil and gold leaf on linen.
9. Detail of WIP, Oil
10. “Mare Imbrium,” 2012, Oil, gold and silver leaf on linen.
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