January 6, 2011

Kids Kids Having Kids

joe_bradley_schmagoo.jpg

On the occasion of his looming double gallery opening in Manhattan this week, Yasha Wallin interviewed New Hotness minimalist/expressionist painter Joe Bradley in his studio for Art in America:

WALLIN: You recently became a dad.

BRADLEY: He'll be a year in February. He's great. And [my girlfriend] Valentina has a six-year-old boy, Leif, who is a terrific child. So we have two boys. There's lots of testosterone in our little apartment. Not counting me, I don't have that much testosterone to offer.

WALLIN: Has having kids around changed how you work?

BRADLEY: One has to manage time more efficiently. But I've been wondering about this very question lately. I think that in my day-to-day life I have to really have my feet on the ground, and the studio is becoming more of a place to come and dream. I mean not that my life outside of the studio isn't fun. Harmony [Korine] and I were talking about this; he has a young kid and the movie that he made after becoming a father was Trash Humpers. It didn't seem like he's losing his edge or anything. He's just getting more and more bizarre, but now more people are involved.

Bradley I like--at least as much as you can like Bradley--and mazeltov all around. But Harmony Korine, seriously. He's like a street urchin Paul Reubens. The idea of Harmony Korine having kids just blows my mind.

Cave Painter: Joe Bradley [art in america]
The best review of Bradley's work I've found [frieze.com]

Leave a comment


Type the characters you see in the picture above.

Google DT


Contact DT

Daddy Types is published by Greg Allen with the help of readers like you.
Got tips, advice, questions, and suggestions? Send them to:
greg [at] daddytypes [dot] com

Join the [eventual] Daddy Types mailing list!


Archives

copyright

c2004-11 daddy types, llc.
no unauthorized commercial reuse.
privacy and terms of use
published using movable type

advertisements