Bronze sculpture to go on show in London
AN untrained sculptor who didn’t study art at school will have work displayed in the Royal Society of British Artists exhibition next month.
Bradley Lucas, of Windsor Road, is thrilled to be in the show at The Mall Galleries in London for the second time.
“I suppose I didn’t realise the size of it or the importance of the show,” he said. “When I turned up last year I realised how big it was and thought I would do something this year as well.”
The piece of sculpture is bronze and is called The Good, The Bad And The Forgiven. Brad commented: “It depicts the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and the relationship of the two other men that were crucified alongside him.
“What I try to do with my art work is to give clues as to the meaning of the piece but leave room for the person viewing it to see what it says to them.
“I chose a religious story as I find that whole concept fascinating, and also because like art I feel religion is one of the topics that everyone has an opinion on. It asks a question of us and allows us to find our own way. For me art and religion seem to go hand in hand and it also provides some of the most thought-provoking and challenging stories I have ever heard.”
Brad’s father-in-law is artist Guy Portelli who featured on Dragons’ Den with his pop icon collection which scooped £80,000 backing from three of the Dragons. It was he who encouraged Brad into getting involved in the art world, first by working as his assistant, as before Brad had been in the army and only started to experiment with art while he was on leave and had nothing much to do. Brad did just that and has seen his new career develop, taken on by Saffron Gallery in Battle, and invited to exhibit at Rochester Cathedral and the Saatchi Gallery, with “exciting things on the horizon.”
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