At the last exhibition for the WERKSTOFF Prize for Painting at the Heidelberger Kunstverein, the British, Cologne-based artist Bradley Davies (*1990, London) was chosen as the prize winner. We look forward to the personal exhibition of works by Davies at the Heidelberger Kunstverein from 2.12.2023 to 11.2.2024.
›My work deals with social orders and societal mechanisms. I am interested in rituals that we adhere to, roles that we perfect for the setting of society. Stories we tell, games and music we play, I read with a love of poetry as a mesh of absurd comedy or satire. For me, masquerade is a means of approaching these phenomena. My exhibitions are created in response to the exhibition venues. They form an open setting for aspects that are often overlooked. I want people to enjoy discovering something for themselves in my work as well as a certain sense of humour and modesty.‹