Approved: 20.04.2015

James Paddock


Approved: 20.04.2015





      Artist Statement

      James Paddock is a visual artist. Using conceptual art, video, man-made and found objects, he shares his unique view of the world. Discussing frequently overlooked matters with insight and awareness. Paddock magnifies what he believes to be the most significant points for discussion within the field of contemporary art.

      He enjoys presenting an analysis of British culture. He concentrates primarily on humankind exploring the similarities and differences between human beings. Acknowledging world cultures in his practice, while taking an in-depth look at core human traits he pulls resources from a diverse lifetime. He likes to question life and is a keen to promote the human right of free thinking and to discuss everything.

      Paddock offers us his angle on life, which is an abstract reality of the everyday. With an eye firmly on the conditioning of humans and an evident concern for humans to freely express themselves, no perspective is left unexamined in Paddock’s artwork.

      Searching for contrary evidence beyond current belief systems, Paddock enjoys an independent stance, exploring new ideas and seizing on concepts about life as they naturally occur to him.



      CV & Education


      1995-1996                    Winchester School of Art - Foundation.

      1996-1999                    Cardiff School of Art and Design – B.A. Fine Arts, 2:1 (Hons)



      Summer 1999               Degree, Final show. Cardiff School of Art and Design.

      1999- 2002                   Producing Artwork, to exhibit, but became ill.     

      2015                             100% better, started work on assemblages.

      2015                               Hadleigh Art centre, Essex,  Open exhibition

      Dec 2015-feb 2016       NN Contemporary Art, Northampton open.

       2016                             Eastleigh Film festival. 'Thanks' wall projection, September.

       2016                             Bad behaviour open, Brixton East Gallery, London, October.

       2016                             National open art exhibition (NOA), Mercers Hall, London,

       2016                             All in one, Group 'loop' exhibition Chiari, Italy, November. 

       2017                             Solo exhibition 'Shells' at the Production house, Eastleigh, Hants.  

       2017                             'Blinds' Installation of the 'Shells' project at UCA Farnham in June.

       2017                             'Blinds' Real/ Virtual, ugly Duck, Tanner st, London, 22-25th June.

       2018                             'Lost person' Solent showcase Gallery, Solent University, 12th April.

       2018                             'Blinds' The Chelsea College of Arts, London, 11th-15th April.

       2018                              'Lost person' at ‘Loss & Lucidty' ,California, USA, 4-18 August, 

       2018                              'Lost Person' (In)visible, Espacio Gallery, London,  9-14 Oct.

       2018                               Shortlisted for the Passion for freedom competition, 1-12 Oct                                                            ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London.Selected artwork: Question.


      Publications, essays and videos

       2016 Featured in Art Habens Magazine.

       2016 Appeared in the September issue of Average art magazine.

       2017 Perceptions/Misconceptions  S H E L L S  Written by Charlotte Bradley 

       2017 Interview:

       2017  Installation view, SHELLS:

       2017   December issue of Average art magazine

       2018  January edition of WOTISART magazine

       2018  Charlotte Bradley's Essay on LOST PERSON.

       2018  Art Reveal magazine, interview, issue 38.

       2019  Art Reveal Magazine, feature: PYLON, issue 47.


      Associate and residency

      2016    Became a member of the Aspex Gallery AAA Scheme

      2016- 2017  Associate Artist at Eastleigh Tec Hub.


      Awards and funding

      Funded by Arts Council England, for the 'Shells' project, 2017

      Funded by Arts Council England, for PYLON, 2019