Jyll Bradley

Jyll Bradley

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Estherandamanda, 2020
Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper 
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 centimeters)
Edition of 25

© Jyll Bradley, 2020.

Jyll Bradley’s installations, drawings and sculptures bring together formal aspects of Minimalism with ideas of identity and place. Light activates all her work: from her early photographic lightboxes to recent, acclaimed works in the public realm such as 'Green/Light (for M.R.)' for the Folkestone Triennial, 2014. Bradley's work presented here - 'Estherandamanda' - is from a series of night-time images she took of lovers in the early 1990's. Illuminated by London's street-lights the women's laughter both animates and unites. Originally made for one of her pioneering lightbox works, this image is offered here for the first time as a limited edition print.

Jyll Bradley (b. Folkestone, UK, 1966) studied at Goldsmiths College (1985–88) and The Slade (1991–3). Since the early 1990s she has exhibited in the UK and internationally including: The British Art Show, Hayward Gallery, London (1990); Museo De Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia (2004); Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China (2004); Arnolfini, Bristol, (2005); the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2008); Newlyn Art Gallery (The Exchange), Penzance (2010); the Bluecoat, Liverpool (2011); The National Library of Australia (2013); The Drawing Room, London (2015, 2017, 2019); New Art Centre, Roche Court (2017); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2017); Sculpture in the City, London (2018, 2019,2020). Her forthcoming solo shows include The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2021).

Bradley’s work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Government Art Collection, UK; the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; the National Library of Australia and Canberra Museum and Art Gallery.