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photo-eye Gallery New Work by Brad Wilson photo-eye Gallery is proud to debut 25 new works by represented artist Brad Wilson in his Affinity series.  Since 2010, Wilson has worked with sanctuaries, individual trainers, and zoos to build a stunning portfolio of dynamic and striking animal portraits.

Palm Cockatoo #3, Los Angeles, CA, 2016, 22x29" Archival Pigment Print – © Brad Wilson
photo-eye Gallery is proud to debut 25 new works by represented artist Brad Wilson in his Affinity series.  Since 2010, Wilson has worked with sanctuaries, individual trainers, and zoos to build a stunning portfolio of dynamic and striking animal portraits. Set against a rich black background, Wilson's camera details the curl of every whisker, the pleat of every scale, and the fold of every feather on each of his subjects – the effect is captivating and gives us a unique magnified perspective of each animal.

In past releases, Wilson has focused primarily on the face of each animal occasionally creating a sense of confrontation between the subject and the viewer, but in his new work, Wilson diverges to examine other parts of his sitters. Set against his signature deep black background the elegant curve of a crouching cheetah or the vibrant line of a Scarlett McCaw's tail feathers become almost abstract.

Cheetah #5, Los Angeles, CA, 2016, 22x29" Archival Pigment Print – © Brad Wilson

When working on Affinity, Wilson finds the words of naturalist author Henry Benson accurately express his feelings on the project:

For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and whole, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.
– Henry Beston 1928

Archival Pigment Prints are available in three limited editions:

20x29" Edition of 15, $1,500

30x44" Edition of 10, $2,750

40x60" Edition of 3, $5,250





Zebra #4, Los Angeles, CA, 2016 22x29" Archival Pigment Print – © Brad Wilson
Scarlett Mccaw #3, Albuquerque, NM, 2016  22x29" Archival Pigment Print – © Brad Wilson
Tiger #7, Los Angeles, CA, 2016  22x29" Archival Pigment Print – © Brad Wilson
Chimpanzee #17, Los Angeles, CA, 2016  22x29" Archival Pigment Print – © Brad Wilson
Jaguar #2, Los Angeles, CA, 2016  22x29"  Archival Pigment Print – © Brad Wilson


For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Staff at 505-988-5152 x202 or gallery@photoeye.com.

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