Brad Teodoruk is a Sydney based artist committed to story telling. Teodoruk explores the depths of figuration in a diligent painting process. A process in which the artist often paints over an artwork several times, leaving traces of the previous painting creeping into the next. Through this technique, Teodoruk is able to create an array of expressive and abstract work.
Throughout many of his narratives, the artist portrays characters dealing with hardship, suffering and death. Teodoruk has carefully constructed a juxtaposition for these themes and ideas through the use colour and composition.
“My work is heavily influenced by traditional folk art as well as naive art. I am interested in bold colour choices and flat imagery, abstraction, expressionism and figurativism.”
Brad Teodoruk is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Art at The National Art School. His artwork has recently been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Blacktown City Art Prize and the 2017 Sydney Art Studios Prize. In August 2016, Teodoruk organized and curated a group benefit show for the charity beyondblue in which he raised $4000. The Shop Gallery in Sydney exhibited Teodoruk’s first successful solo show ‘Pushin Up The Daisies’. Teodoruk has recently been awarded as the recipient for the Winsor & Newton Scholarship Prize 2017.
2018 Robin Gibson Gallery
2016 Pushin’ Up The Daisies, The Shop Gallery, Sydney
2017 We Are The Ones, Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalo, Copenhagen
2017 Flores et Fructus, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2017 Painter’s Painters, The New Standard Gallery, Sydney
2017 Year of the Rooster, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2016 For Arts Sake, The Shop Gallery, Sydney
2016 Salon de Sydney, Ambush Gallery, Sydney
2017 Winner Winsor & Newton Scholarship Prize
2017 Finalist Sydney Art Prize Sydney Art Studios
2016 Finalist Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, Blacktown