Approved: 20.04.2015

James Paddock


Approved: 20.04.2015





      Artist Statement

      James Paddock is a visual artist. Using conceptual art, video, manufactured  and found objects, he shares his unique view of the world. Discussing frequently overlooked matters with insight and awareness. 

      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 competion, ROA Gallery, Pall                                                         Mall, London.                                                                            2019,                            ‘Lost Person’ at Loss and Lucidity, Curated by Diana Ali at Appleton                                                                                     Box, Lisbon, Portugal, 24-30th July.

      2019,                            ‘Lost Person’ at Loss and Lucidity, Curated by Diana Ali at Fabrica                                                     Braco de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal. 8th August-18th September.                                           

      2019,                             PYLON (Solo show) at A-side B-side Gallery, London. 5th-10th                                                                                           September.                                                                                                                                                                                           

      2019,                             PYLON, (Solo show) Blackbox project space, UCA, Farnham. 22nd                                                                                     -31st October


      Publications, essays and videos

       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.

      2019  Hackney Citizen, London, Newspaper.-Pylon.

      2019  'Portal' an essay written by Celia Davies about Pylon.

      2019  Whitechapel Gallery and Timeout London's First Thursdays. Selected as 'Top 5 exhibition' in the east of London, out of 150 galleries for PYLON (Solo show). September, 2019.


      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