Beastman, Bradley Eastman
Beastman (Bradley Eastman) is a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia.
Born 1980 in Sydney, Australia.
Influenced by the biodiversity, symbolism and design aesthetics behind nature’s repetitive geometric growth patterns and organic landscapes, Beastman's paintings, digital illustration, commercial projects and public murals explore a unique visual language, depicting future environments of abstracted landscapes, potential new life forms and human intervention.
One of the most distinctive and prolific emerging contemporary artists from Australia, Beastman has exhibited his artworks extensively around the world, has curated and organised numerous international art exhibitions and projects, and has been commissioned by the likes of Element, Facebook, Vivid Sydney, Mini, Apple, Westfield, Red Bull, Stockland, Hyundai and more. His artwork was recently acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, and his large solo and collaborative mural works can be found all over Australia and around the world.
ExhibitionS By Beastman
2018, The Human Intervention
Earth as we know it is an incredibly structured and harmonious network of interconnected systems that have slowly developed over the last 4.5 billion years or so. From the smallest bacteria to the largest of oceans, all life on Earth has one common ancestor. Everything is connected to everything. So how is it that our species has come to dominate our planet? And more so, what gives us the right to do so?
The ability for humans to manipulate the landscape and recognise the consequences of doing so puts us in a peculiar position. As a species, we are assigned the purpose to provide and procreate. Our common goal is to achieve stability for ourselves and our kin. However, to accomplish balance we must maintain the environment, as we depend on its cycles and resources to cultivate the bare necessities we require for survival. And so, the question then becomes: what is the future of nature?
In his latest work, Bradley Eastman, Beastman depicts the potential future of Earth through a series of formulated painterly systems; balancing geometry, measurement, movement and colour to create symbolic contemporary landscapes. The work takes on an aerial viewpoint, looking down upon the human intervention, allowing us to consider the complex interplay of nature alongside the man-made, to creatively observe the consequences of our actions.
Through his latest collection The Human Intervention, Beastman does not seek to answer the question of our role in nature instead, he invokes enquiry through the considered composition of key shapes and lines that resemble the manipulation of natural landscapes and environments. So that the question remains: what is the future of nature?
2014, Future Origins
During May, the Sydney based and internationally acclaimed artist Beastman will be presenting his first solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery
‘Future Origins’ will be a continued exploration of Beastman’s vision of the future. Beastman’s work depicts a latent cosmical ecosystem of hope and survival; a world inhabited by new lifeforms whose supernatural origins are suggested through concentric symmetry and vibrant details.
In parallel to the development of his narrative universe, 'Future Origins' presents the development of Beastman's visual aesthetic. It will be an striking collection of work which reflects a dedication to experimentation and to the refinement of technique.
’Future Origins’ will consist of a series of acrylic and ink paintings on wood, large wall installation, new limited edition print, sculptural work and an array of experiments with video animation. Working within the confines of each medium, Beastman will present a cohesive visual narrative that is greater than the sum of its parts.
2012 Natural Progression
Beastman's innovative paintings explore the futuristic and overwhelming idea of nature coming to life in a way we could have never imagined. The artist's colour palette and further development of his distinctive style reflect the different elements of our young world and the organic lines and often symmetrical geometric patterns found in nature. The deities featured in his ambitious new works are a representation of nature progressing beyond the boundaries of our imagination, when the cosmic forces of nature eventually reveal the irrelevance of humanity in the universe.