#instalite #losangeles: Paintings by Bradley Hankey
Paintings inspired by the light and color in Los Angeles which start out as photographs taken with a smartphone and a filter applied to change the light so it feels similar to a vintage photograph.
I am inspired by the unique quality of light and color in Los Angeles. The light in Los Angeles is different from other parts of the country – at certain times of the day, the landscape almost seems to glow. The blue, blue sky and warm sun lend a bright, colorful palette to everyday life. I am constantly seeing images in the world around me that could be paintings, almost as if my eye is a camera, constantly taking snapshots. I am fascinated by our landscape of palm trees and telephone poles; our strip-mall architecture that creates broad, flat planes of color and light; the contrast between man and nature.