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The Art of Addiction: The Work of David Brady

About the Artist

David Brady was born in 1961 in Los Angeles, California. As a painter he is known for his continuous exploration of the figure through his unique collage and mixed media paintings. Brady views painting and creativity as a science in which one incessantly experiments with a variety of Adjustment#5mediums and self-taught techniques while researching themes through travel, sketching and reading. His mediums include oil, pen and ink, photography, collage and a host of urban found objects, to portray powerful and provocative images.

Since 1983, Brady's paintings have been the feature of several one-man exhibitions and international projects. His work is currently on public view in several galleries, corporate collections and public spaces. In addition his paintings are held in numerous private collections internationally.

His collage paintings and digital works have been exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Art in Cuba, UCLA/Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the International Center for the Study of Collage in France, the Modern Art Museum in Toluca Mexico and Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. In 1998 Brady was awarded an "Artist in Residence" in Japan, where his work was featured at the Kawaguchi Art Station.

The artist has also brought the digital medium into his world of creativity, winning national and international awards for his website creations and CD-ROM designs. Brady's digital collage has been the featured in projects for films such as The Mask of Zorro, Cruel Intentions and The Count of Monte Cristo.

This year his collage work will be exhibited at the National Collage Exhibition at the Lincoln Center in New York, The International Contemporary Collage Exhibition in Paris and Sergine France and the National Museum of Fine Art in Cuba

Brady currently resides in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about Brady, visit his website, bradyart.com,

Works on the Theme of Addiction

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Adjustment No. 5
Adjustment #5, 2001

Collage: pencil, frabic, screen & found objects





Surfaces #4
Surfaces #4, 1999
Oil and mixed media collage on illustration board





Beautiful Addiction
Beautiful Addiction, 1998
Original assemblage and oil on massonite





More Work by David Brady

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Adjustment No. 1
Adjustment No. 1, 2001
Collage: with pen, pencil and watercolor on paper









Adjustment No. 2
Adjustment No. 2, 2001
Collage: with pencil, photographs, newspaper and crayon on paper









Adjustment No. 6
Adjustment No. 6, 2001
Collage: with pencil, leaves and found objects









Vision Quest
Vision Quest, 2001
Collage painting: oil, plaster, maps, thread, and found objects on canvas









Shielded
Shielded, 2001
Collage painting: oil, pencil, plaster, hair, wire, wood, maps, photographs and found objects on canvas










Surfaces #1
Surfaces #1, 1999
Oil and mixed media collage on watercolor paper









Surfaces #2
Surfaces #2, 1999
Oil and mixed media collage on illustration board









Surfaces #3
Surfaces #3, 1999
Oil and mixed media collage on illustration board









Longing and Repetition
Longing and Repetition, 1997
Original assemblage and oil on canvas









Fragments
Fragments, 1998
Original mixed media assemblage on massonite and wood kitchen door










Lost and Found 2
Lost and Found 2, 1998
Original assemblage and oil on canvas, massonite and wood










Lost and Found
Lost and Found, 1998
Original assemblage and oil on canvas