Handy with a scalpel
MULTI-TALENTED Brad Novak leads a double life.
The 38-year-old doctor by day and urban artist at night’s work is blowing up on the global art scene.
He’s never had an art lesson but his efforts have sold for thousands of dollars and are exhibited in Chicago and English art galleries.
And he still cuts his stencils with his medical school scalpel.
The One Tree Hill resident is holding his first solo show, New Blood Pop, from March 5 to 12 at Artrite Screen Printing in Onehunga.
There will be about 100 works on display, he says.
‘‘I did my time in the hospital as a medical doctor but this is a passion for me.
‘‘I’m definitely further than I ever thought I would be in an art career.’’
He’s had to fight to fit his passion into his hectic schedule.
Urban art: The first 50 people at the New Blood Pop exhibition will receive a limited edition screen print created by Brad Novak.