About and C.V.

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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 with insight and awareness.  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 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



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               ‘Blinds’ The Chelsea College of Arts, London, 11th-15th  April

2018, 4-18th August, Exhibiting LOST PERSON at ‘Loss & Lucidty (The Lost & Found)’ Exhibition at Santora Space205, Santa Ana, California, USA.

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’

                     2018    Art reveal magazine, interview, issue 38.

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

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