Lot 361 - Adam Bridgland - Wake Up Next To People Who Make You Happy
Digital Print with Unique Hand Drawn and Painted Elements
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2006, 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 everyday, 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.
Time Spent Together In Your Head, Jealous Gallery, London (solo).
Royal Academy Summer Show.
Contents of Your Excitement, Saffron Waldon (solo).
Splice Artist Residency, Old Street, London (solo).
We’re Still Good Friends, Curwen Gallery, London (solo).
We Came Here To Conquer, Norwich Castle, Norwich, Norfolk.
Turf Projects and Fungus Press, Reeves Corner, Croydon – collaboration with Lee Johnson.
Interesting Borings, CP+B London, York Way, London. (solo).
Artist Language Location (ALL), Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (project with Lee Johnson).
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