Arguably New Zealand’s leading urban pop artist, Brad Novak (aka New Blood Pop) has work sitting sharply at the nexus between fine art and street art.
Novak is the first New Zealand artist to exhibit with global superstars such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Mr. Brainwash, OBEY, and BANKSY in the same show (Toronto, 2015). His debut solo show (New Blood Pop: An Urban Art Experience) could have likely set an NZ attendance record, with several hundred people through the event in only 2 hours.
Novak’s one-of-a-kind, hand-paper-collage & stencil-spray-painted works on wood (and limited edition screen-prints on paper) involve the layering of popular imagery. Fundamentally, both his work and practice are about keeping our inner child alive.
He is currently showing internationally through galleries in the USA, Canada, the UK, and New Zealand.