Remnants of posters and billboards, graffitied stencils, corporate logos and even hairdresser’s permanent endpapers, collected during his spell as a stylist, have served as the unlikely raw materials for Los Angeles artist Bradford’s textured tableaux, which offer subtle pop-cultural cross-referencing to keen-eyed beholders. Here’s a taster of what’s to come in his next London exhibition (including the work pictured above, A Five Thousand Year Old Laugh.
All images © Mark Bradford. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photos by Joshua White