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BRAD NOVAK

TIMELINE OF
A VISIONARY
URBAN ARTIST

Brad Novak has been shaping the urban art scene in New Zealand, and around the world, since taking on the moniker ‘New Blood Pop’ in 2008.

 

In the early 2000's his initial inspiration began with the giants of Pop Art, which then phased through to the Street Art global elite (with whom he would one day show) over the following decade.

 

From 2000 -2014 he travelled extensively - a real-world education in gritty back streets ranging from those in London, Bristol, San Francisco and New York including the iconic 5-POINTZ (where he worked before its destruction), through to the neon alleys of Akihabara (Tokyo) and the laneways of Melbourne closer to home - teaching his young kids that the possibilities in art are endless.

 

This artist’s vision is ahead of its time and often imitated. He invites you to “get on his starship” and investigate for yourself through a selected walkthrough of a career continually on the move. 

2023

30 x 30

30 x 30

Flagstaff Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand

2023

Begin Again

Begin Again

Christine Rabarts Art Dealer

Coromandel, New Zealand

Solo Show

2023

Art In The Park

Art In The Park

Flagstaff Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand

2023

The Difference

The Difference

Christine Rabarts Art Dealer

Coromandel, New Zealand

2-person show with Michael Smither [CNZM]

2022

Art In The Park

Art In The Park

Flagstaff Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand

2022

Showcase

Showcase

Christine Rabarts Art Dealer

Coromandel, New Zealand

Solo Show

2022

Hybrid 2.0

Hybrid 2.0

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

Solo Show

2021

8-Year Anniversary Show

8-Year Anniversary Show

8-Year Anniversary Show

Chicago, USA

With Blek le Rat, Hebru Brantley and Martin Whatson

2021

Art In The Park

Art In The Park

Flagstaff Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand

2021

Pop - Will Eat Itself

Pop - Will Eat Itself

12 Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand

2020

Grand Opening

Grand Opening

Vertical Project Space

Chicago, USA

2020

Starman - A Tribute to David Bowie

Starman - A Tribute to David Bowie

12 Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand

Solo Show

2020

Portraits

Portraits

Rubine Red Gallery

Palm Springs, USA

2020

7-Year Anniversary Show

7-Year Anniversary Show

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

2020

Feature Artist

Feature Artist

Event Boutique Cinemas

Auckland, New Zealand

2020

Urban Art Pop-Up

Urban Art Pop-Up

LIMN Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand

2020

Hybrid 1.0

Hybrid 1.0

Bread & Butter Gallery

Whitianga, New Zealand

Solo Show

2019

Contemporary Edge

Contemporary Edge

The Diversion Gallery

Picton, New Zealand

2019

Urban Stories

Urban Stories

Art Bureau Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand

2019

6-Year Anniversary Show

6-Year Anniversary Show

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

With Anthony Lister, Ben Frost and Hebru Brantley

2019

2-person show

2-person show

Bread & Butter Gallery

Whitianga, New Zealand

With Richard Boyd Dunlop

2019

Gallery launch

Gallery launch

Rubine Red Gallery

Palm Springs, USA

2019

Brickwork

Brickwork

Bread & Butter Gallery

Whitianga, New Zealand

Solo Show

2018

Hero Techno Retro

Hero Techno Retro

Boyd-Dunlop Gallery

Napier, New Zealand

Solo Show

2018

25-Year Anniversary Show

25-Year Anniversary Show

Flagstaff Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand

2018

New Blood Pop @ The Design Show

New Blood Pop @ The Design Show

Bread & Butter Gallery

Whitianga, New Zealand

Solo Show

2018

Sound Organised in Time

Sound Organised in Time

Bread & Butter Gallery

Whitianga, New Zealand

Solo Show

2017

Portrait

Portrait

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

With Herakut and Colin van der Sluijs

2017

Buy Art Fair

Buy Art Fair

Gallery Rouge

Manchester, UK

2017

Interstellar Glamour

Interstellar Glamour

Bread & Butter Gallery

Whitianga, New Zealand

Solo Show

2017

Artist launch

Artist launch

Gallery Rouge

St Albans, UK

2017

Grenfell Tower Tragedy Fundraiser

Grenfell Tower Tragedy Fundraiser

Westbank Gallery

London, UK

2017

Emerging to Established

Emerging to Established

Krause Gallery

New York, USA

With Ben Frost and Pure Evil

2017

Cloud City Studio

Cloud City Studio

2nd Dedicated Art Studio

Auckland, New Zealand

2017

C2E2

C2E2

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

With Hebru Brantley and Greg Gossel

2017

Beauty of the Beast

Beauty of the Beast

Bread & Butter Gallery

Whitianga, New Zealand

Sold Out Solo Show

2017

Season's End

Season's End

Bread & Butter Gallery

Whitianga, New Zealand

With Michael Smither et al

2017

Launch online with ARTSY

Launch online with ARTSY

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

2016

ICONS

ICONS

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

3-person Show with RYCA and Chris Cunningham

2016

C2E2

C2E2

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

2016

Never Stop Dreaming

Never Stop Dreaming

Struck Contemporary

Toronto, Canada

Solo Show

2016

Winter Group Show

Winter Group Show

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

With Hebru Brantley, Martin Watson and Pure Evil

2015

Grand Opening

Grand Opening

Struck Contemporary

Toronto, Canada

With Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Mr. Brainwash, Shepard Fairey (OBEY) and BANKSY

2015

DP3 Daft Punk Show

DP3 Daft Punk Show

Gauntlet Gallery

San Francisco, USA

2015

Heroes & Villains

Heroes & Villains

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

2015

New Blood Pop - An Urban Art Experience

New Blood Pop - An Urban Art Experience

Artrite

Auckland, New Zealand

Inaugural Solo Show

2014

ARTmageddon

ARTmageddon

Vertical Gallery

Chicago, USA

2013

Urban Installations

Urban Installations

Soho & Queens

New York, USA

Including working at the iconic 5-POINTZ

2011

Hope for Canterbury

Hope for Canterbury

N/A

New Zealand

Limited edition screen print with 100% profits to Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

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