Brad Durham derives inspiration from the natural world. In his words, his imagery “invites the viewer into a dialogue of what is observed and what is remembered, about seeing forms as beautiful metaphors for the passage into a world that lies beyond passive awareness.”
During his residencies at Aurobora, Durham produced several suites of monotypes where floral imagery became formal compositional elements. The use of varied materials–printed and hand-worked mylar, collage, the deft use of pigments and subtle ink applications–resulted in delicate monotypes that evoke the flower rather than depict it. This same methodology was employed during subsequent residencies where the direction and creative decision-making in formulating compositions underscores retinal memory, loss and the futility of grasping the intangible.
Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; Georgia International Convention Center, Atlanta, GA; Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA; Barclays Capital, New York, NY & Mexico City, MX; Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas, NV; Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA; Ceasar’s Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, NV; Cleavland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Commerce Bank Fine Art Collection, New York, NY; Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta, GA & Los Angeles CA & Las Colinas, TX; Hatsutomi, Tokyo Japan; Hilton Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; Hong Kong Renaissance, Hong Kong, China; Hotel Kikko, Tokyo, Japan; Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL; Microsoft, Seattle, WA; Pfizer Inc, New York, NY; Phillip Morris Co, New York, NY; Rand Corporation, Arlington, VA; Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV; Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point, CA & Palm Beach, FL & Pasadena, CA; Rockwell International, Seal Beach, CA; Security Pacific Bank, San Francisco CA; Southern California Gas, Los Angeles, CA; St Regis Hotel, San Francisco, CA & Atlanta, GA; Trump International, Las Vegas, NV & New York, NY