introduction by Alexander Mertens, essay by Charles A. Riley IIContinua a leggere
interview by Anthony Haden-Guest
An all-in-compassing book devoted to the leading Californian contemporary artist.
Brad Howe, born in 1959 in Riverside, California, started his career in Brazil, after studying history in Sao Paolo. Recognized as a leading contemporary Californian artist and sculptor, Howe is best known for his large-scale public and private works employing rigid materials, stainless steel, and aluminum, animated by his vibrant colors and challenging structural solutions. This expansive volume follows key themes that Brad Howe consistently explored throughout his career, through an imagery which plays off juxtapositions, contradictions, and coincidences. In the book, a woven tapestry emerges of Howe’s work over time, reflecting ever-present spatial questions and thematic explorations.
“This book can be viewed as a symphonic arrangement of multiple parts. Sections, like instruments, coming together in shared time, each instrument group playing ifferent parts, creating a complex journey of rhythms and textures, functioning as a collective, contingent on each other, at times harmonious, resonant or dissonant.” — Brad Howe.