Approved: 20.04.2015

James Paddock

Artist

Approved: 20.04.2015
 
 
 

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      Biography

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

      Paddock 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, together with his present predicaments.

      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 free speech, 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

      Education

      1995-1996                    Winchester School of Art - Foundation.

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

       

      Exhibitions

      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                             The Chelsea School of Art, London, Flux exhbition, 11th 15th April.

       

      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

       

      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