Brad Nuorala is an abstract and figurative painter based in the United States. In his practice, Brad favours the use of acrylic paints, creating images on a variety of surfaces included canvas, board, and paper.
I like the cohesiveness of Brad’s overall portfolio -- though the artist experiments with a wide range of different imagery and subjects, he manages to maintain a pleasantly consistent style throughout his painting series. The artist’s palette features deep, soft neutral hues -- velvety greys and earthy tans and browns -- and compositions that reflect an understanding of and appreciation for colour combinations that could be found in nature.
The works in Brad’s Flower and Cacti Paintings series represent a fascinating blend of pure abstraction and figuration. Brad does a wonderful job of parsing the shapes and colours of different organic forms and reproducing them in a way that allows for ambiguity and re-interpretation.