Bradley Macmath’s intention with each piece is to capture part of his experience in a place, and expose what goes on beneath the surface. The use of photography in his work is vital in communicating the brutal honesty of people and cultures. Through the suggestive powers of symbolism, packaging and advertising design, he subverts popular imagery to enforce recognition with his ideas of social and political climate. His current work is a visual response to time spent as a tourist in Tokyo, Japan. With these paintings he has attempted to capture the layered feel of the city and its overwhelming appearance by using a range of painting techniques. In creating these pieces Bradley hopes to give the viewer an idea of Tokyo as an outsider, but also a view of Tokyo from his personal perspective.
Macmath developed his skills through painting large scale murals with numerous graffiti crews across the UK, Europe and Asia, inbetween studying Graphic Design and Fine Art at university in Bristol, UK.