Bradley Theodore[Turks and Caicos, b. 1990 - ] View All Work
Born in Turks and Caicos Bradley Theodore is a contemporary artist who started his career in New York City and has been an internationally-inclined artist and collaborator from his very beginnings. Having worked in the tech and design sector after his graduation from the School of Visual Arts, Theodore eventually moved back to New York where his artistic career took off. With roots in graphic design,
Theodore’s beginnings as an artist came from adorning the streets of New York City with vibrant, chromatic murals of skeletons depicting contemporary pop culture and fashion “royalty.”
Bradley Theodore is known for his colorful depictions of icons. He is a multi-disciplinary artist whose iconoclastic approach to art can be found internationally, from 10-foot murals on the streets of Tokyo, Paris and Milan, to sold-out solo exhibitions in London and NYC.
Evoking the universality of color, skeletons, and celebrity, Theodore distils figures to skeletal forms, a confrontation that the artist calls “an act of living”, pushing color to express memory, emotion, and lived experiences.
Theodore’s portraits juxtapose the legendary and mortal qualities of modern and contemporary icons and the artist has become a staple in the art and fashion scene in New York City.
Theodore has collaborated with popular artists and brands on creative projects for Puma, Moët, Rolls-Royce, Lego, and Moleskine. In 2016, Bradley was the official artist for the US Open, where he created four murals on display at the tournament's venue; and was the subject of independent film “Becoming: Bradley Theodore”, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2017, Google invited Theodore to their Artist in Residence program (AiR), where he employed the tech giant’s Tilt Brush tool to create art in another dimension. In 2018 for the 50th anniversary of PUMA’s iconic Suede sneaker, Theodore designed a limited edition shoe which was followed by a full collection of sneakers, garments and accessories for the streetwear giant’s Spring Summer 2019 offering. Most recently in 2020 Theodore partnered with LEGO as an official artist for the LEGO Dots campaign, and created a limited edition series of bottles for HAIG Whisky and David Beckham.