Brad Bannan is a New Zealand artist with a background in architecture. He has been able to develop both a fresh style and perspective, largely uninfluenced by the mainstream art world and its institutions. Brads work is held in the Wallace Arts Trust Collection.
Each work is biographical, born out of a personal interest and association, which is nurtured and moulded into a larger and often ambiguous narrative. Bannan says of his ‘surreal architecture’ series: “The human eye is terribly judgemental, I’ve isolated parts of the building that were interesting enough to warrant a second look – in stripping away the superfluous and periphery details – this forces the viewer to see with fresh eyes something overly familiar”.