About and C.V.
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 observations of today’s society.
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
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
2015- 2016 NN Contemporary Art, Northampton open.
2016 Eastleigh Film festival. ‘Thanks’ wall projection.
2016 Bad behaviour open, Brixton East Gallery, London.
2016 National open art exhibition (NOA), Mercers Hall, London,
2016 All in one, Group ‘loop’ exhibition Chiari, Italy.
2017 Solo exhibition ‘Shells’ at the Production house, Eastleigh, Hants.
2017 ‘Blinds’ Installation of the ‘Shells’ project at UCA Farnham.
2017 ‘Blinds’ Real/ Virtual, ugly Duck, Tanner st, London.
2018 LOST PERSON, Solent showcase Gallery, Solent University, 12th April.
2018 The Chelsea College of Arts, London, Flux exhibition, 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
2017 Appeared in the December issue of Average Art magazine.
2018 wotisart magazine, January issue
2018 Charlotte Bradley’s essay on ‘Lost person’
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