LANCE BRADLEY IS A SURREALIST PAINTER, MURALIST AND FINE ARTIST.
Since 1982, Lance’s drawings, paintings, illustrations, prints, assemblage and sculptures have been exhibited in Los Angeles, London, San Francisco, Tokyo, Houston, Austin, and Mexico City.
His works are collected and commissioned by individuals and municipalities, and his building murals are beloved Austin icons.
He has created posters and art for bands such as L7, the Butthole Surfers, Gwar, Smashing Pumpkins and Tool. With 18 years in the film industry, Lance has worked as a set painter on major motion pictures, as well as on commercials and music videos including ‘Fear of the Walking Dead’, ‘Alita Battle Angel’ and ‘Predators’ - just to name three.
His hope is to offer viewers a reprieve from the day to day madness of the current state of affairs. His work takes the viewer into tiny worlds - ad infinitum - and is his own personal response (can you say, escape hatch?) to hyper connectivity and over stimulation in the modern world.
BACKGROUND & InSPIRATION
Lance Bradley was born in 1966 in Houston, Texas, and was raised in small town Spring, Texas. After high school, the artist returned to Houston, where he stayed for nearly a decade. He then floated to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin before circling around to San Antonio in January 2019. It’s been 14 years since he landed, and his hair is still wild from the flight.
Bradley dreams, draws and rides bicycles every day. His life is a colorful merry go round of idiosyncratic obsessions and influences: clowns, monsters, cereal boxes, skateboarding, comics, cartoons, and trolls. His inspirations also include — but are by no means limited to — furry things, Popeye, Dennis the Mennis, Mad Magazine, '80s punk rock, and character artists at amusement parks.
Art Institute of Houston; Houston, TX - Associate of Graphics and Advertising Degree, 1987
References are available upon request.