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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeShTbZqK5w
2017 Installation view, SHELLS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6y_KKcYeAg
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