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Ab Initio

Artist:

Brad Howe

Location:

 

Location

United States
42° 21' 20.6316" N, 71° 3' 18.6372" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown/West End

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

2014

Medium:

Granite and Stainless Steel

Collection:

Equity Office Properties

Funders:

Description:

Brad Howe seeks to build on the tradition of geometric abstraction and to sustain that tradition as a living, viable discourse. His playful freestanding sculpture combine the dynamic planar relationships and solid coloration associated with post-cubist modernism. It's playful exuberance, however, owes more to the artistic climates of twenty-first century L.A. and São Paolo, where Howe initiated his artistic career.

As a student of International Relations at Stanford University, Howe attended the University of São Paolo to specialize in Brazilian Affairs. It was there that he discovered the passion for art and architecture that would eventually lead to his first exhibitions. Since then, the largely autodidactic sculptor has met with overwhelming success. He has exhibited in over sixteen countries worldwide, and his works have been placed in collections throughout 32 countries, including most recently, an 80 foot mobile for the Georgia International Convention Center, an 18 foot stainless steel sculpture for a corporate client in Bilberach, Germany, as well as pieces for the City of Los Angeles, and MIT.

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