Katherine Bradford

I’ve been thinking about Katherine Bradford and her swimmer paintings a lot the past few days. Below are some images from a booth at NADA (during Art Basel, 2016). I may not remember what I did yesterday, but I always remember exactly where I fell for an artist and their work.

At the end of June, I listened to a great podcast with Katherine Bradford. She is as charming as she is talented.

Below are some of the swimmer images, for which Bradford is known.

There is something about the distance between her subjects, together but always just a little bit separated, that reminds me of how we are all interacting in the time of COVID.

Storm at Sea, 2016
Acrylic on canvas

The night sky and water make me think of evenings I’ve spent this summer out on a dock in Seattle’s Lake Union.

Couples Swim, 2015
Acrylic on canvas
Swim Team Outer Space, 2015
Acrylic on canvas

5 thoughts on “Katherine Bradford

  1. These are wonderful. And your insight about the distance between figures is spot on. There’s a palpable ache there.

  2. I love the simplicity of her forms being able to elicite ones own memories and emotions. Great comments about distance of forms in art!!
    Thank you for the introduction to this artist!

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