The term Static Vehicle is borrowed from the Paul Virilio’s prophetic 2007 work ‘The Futurism of the Instant, Stop-Eject’ and was originally used in an architectural sense to describe the VHB’s (Very High Buildings) of the present day2. But the term is easily transposed to describe the role of art works in general - as static vehicles of potential meaning. The purity of this equation marries material to an idea, cause to an outcome, and suggests that things are the way they are because they have to be.
Shane Bradford, born 1971, lives and works in London. He continuously investigates the dialogue between painting and sculpture in his practice. Static Vehicle consist of 5 large scale works involving corrugated metal and coloured emulsion. He has recently exhibited in Cologne (Choi & Lager), and Stockholm (Christian Larsen Gallery) and has an upcoming residency at CCA (Mallorca).