‘I think that a fictional mise-en-scène can be more truthful than documenting reality, especially in an age of fake news.’ Miles Aldridge, 2019 Christophe Guye Galerie presents a new exhibition of works by British photographer and artist Miles Aldridge, entitled Screenprints, Polaroids and Drawings. The exhibition focuses on the artists’ recent exploration of the medium of screenprinting as a new way of depicting his photographic images. Aldridge’s hyper-coloured work is well known for its cinematic depictions of the strange and surreal in modern life. In this exhibition, Aldridge’s vernacular of noir beauty is further emphasized through the screenprinting process, which allows a new heightened colour, as well as a print texture nostalgically reminiscent of pin-up magazines and pulp fiction book covers. Born in London in 1964, Aldridge studied at Central St. Martins School of Art before coming to Photography. His work has appeared in museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide including in 2013 a retrospective at Somerset House in London. In 2014 he was invited by Tate Britain to create a photographic installation as a response to Mark Gertler’s 1916 painting, […]
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