by Bonnie Pockley
The truth is, I know nothing about Brad Kunkle except that his studio is in Brooklyn NY and some of his paintings evoked such depth of emotion from me that I emailed him directly. There’s a Turner-esque feel to them – a turbulence and tugging that emerges from washed out landscapes and obvious overwhelm. And yet, despite the predominant sense of an inner world spilling out from his subject feminine forms, their vague sense of melancholy feels at peace, un-reaching and self-contained. Paintings sell from 14-49k.
From top to bottom:
1. Cocoon 2. And Clouds Were Born 3. Islands 4.South 5. They Didn’t Make A Sound 6. Seer