Lot 231 - Adam Bridgland - The After Party
Digital Print and Crayon
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2006, Adam Bridgland has used a diverse range of materials and working methods to pursue an incisive and often witty exploration of distinctively British sentiments, externalising the underlying sense of loss and nostalgia that permeates our memories. Vignettes of British back-packer’s holidays, old-fashioned bus-tours, and childhood seaside breaks that figure strongly in his visual repertoire are often tinged with this feeling of time having passed too quickly, our memories gradually fading. Twinned with this however, is an upbeat celebration of themes distilled from children’s colouring books, paint-by-numbers kits, old public transport posters and kitsch postcards, which he imbues with the kaleidoscopic richness of carefully chosen and thickly applied primary colours. These every day, almost mundane subjects are treated with the importance and status of emblems; centred in each work and often encapsulated within related text or target-like circular borders that focus our gaze.
Royal College of Art
Small Tom, Middle Tom, Floor Tom, Crash, Jealous Gallery, London (solo).
Reap What You Sow, Circle Contemporary, Cornwall (solo).
Time Spent Together In Your Head, Jealous Gallery, London (solo).
Royal Academy Summer Show.
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