Brad Downey

United States

Brad Downey is one of the most highly versatile proponents of Independent Public Art. He creates a wide body of work, comical, as it is contentious, bitingly critical and humorous in equal measure. Downey’s projects overthrow the customs and conventions of the urban environment and the norms embedded so well in society that they are perceived as exactly that: as proper or suitable rather than prohibitive or invasive. The lack of discourse and dialogue becomes the underlying theme Downey strikes with each work. They challenge mores and morals, inciting viewers to thus reevaluate their own environment alongside him.