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Oliver Braid

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Love Made Easy: A Pansexual Artist Speed Dating Event, 2011
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Hopefull, Romantic, 2010
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Is happiness the death of living in the future?, 2010
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Predicitions, 2010
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The Craft 2009, 2009
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Jamie Radcliffe: The Exhibition, 2009
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© Courtesy of the artist & Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow)
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Birmingham, UK
Birth year
1984
Lives in
Glasgow
Works in
Glasgow
Schools
Glasgow School of Art, 2010, MFA
falmouth college of art, 2006, BA Hons
Tags
mixed-media, pop, installation, video-art, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

With my recent work I am aiming to advance as an artist who uses practical tactics to handle the study of happiness.

Stimuli for these soundings come from affection, buoyancy and camaraderie – accentuating these themes to evaluate their contribution to the production and motivation of creative inspiration, and explore their conceivable critical currency.

Formerly I have partitioned my practice through two divergent strategies: ‘objects’- static artworks attempting to articulate social situations through representation - and ‘projects’ - a more candidly engaged approach, such as a collaboration or curatorial enterprise.

Currently I am investigating fresh routines to reconcile these segregated procedures.

Keep an eye out for my forthcoming solo presentations in 2011: 

‘I’m 26 & I’ve Got Nothing’ at BBC Scotland, Glasgow (Spring)

‘My Five New Friends’ at The Royal Standard, Liverpool (Winter)

Plus a project for New Work Scotland Programme 2011 at Collective, Edinburgh!!