Brad Novak (aka New Blood Pop)
Brad Novak's profile as a leading urban artist (aka New Blood Pop) is continuing to rise steadily, with a significant international fan-base, and a cutting edge body of work sitting sharply at the nexus between fine art and street art.
In early 2015 Novak’s debut solo show likely set a NZ attendance record with hundreds through the event in only 2 hours. Then, in late 2015 he became the first New Zealand-born artist in the country’s history to show simultaneously alongside both the legendary pop art megastars including Warhol, Haring, Lichtenstein, and the street art global elite such as Brainwash, OBEY and Banksy (Toronto).
He followed this up in early 2016 with only his second solo show, and first outside New Zealand, in Toronto to rave reviews alongside a feature on national TV in Canada.
Novak's third solo exhibition in early 2017 "Beauty of the Beast" sold out (Bread and Butter Gallery, NZ).
He currently shows in the US, Canada, the UK and NZ.
As well as his art career Novak still practices as a medical doctor part-time and in doing so continues to push boundaries. At its heart his work is about treasuring our childhood passions and creativity.
In the artist's own words...
"My art is about keeping our childhood dreams alive as we grow up".
- Brad Novak (aka New Blood Pop)