- MENTAL KINGDOM
- 19 OCTOBER - 23 NOVEMBER 2013
Aldridge aims to evoke an emotional and psychological - perhaps even a physical - reaction with his monumental sized paintings and cut-outs. His works are not about narratives, but rather about eliciting the same Romantic feelings of nothingness and melancholia one can experience when confronted with the natural world, both in reality and in imagination.
James Aldridge (1971, Kent, Uk) lives and works in Smaland, Sweden. He studied painting at the Royal College of Art in London and the Manchester Metropolitan University. He is represented by David Risley Gallery. In 2007 he made the painting Cold Mouth Prayer for the restaurant commission at Tate Modern Level 7. James Aldridge has participated in several international group exhibitions and publications. Recent shows include a commissioned work for the Manchester Art Gallery (UK) touring group exhibition 'The First Cut' and solo shows at David Risley, Copenhagen and Nässjö Konsthall, Sweden (all 2013). He has won several awards such as the Chapter Residency & Solo Exhibition and the Rome Scholarship in Fine Art. His work is acquired by renowned private and institutional collections.