3 - 6 March 2022
Curated by Chiara Agradi
As part of the artgenève 2022 Art Fair the Christophe Guye Galerie will be showing a selection of screenprints and unique vintage Polaroids by Miles Aldridge, curated by Chiara Agradi for the ‘artgenève/photography’ section. On display is an exciting collection of silkscreen prints and Polaroids. The works on view focus on the artist’s 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.
Aldridge proposes: ‘Nowadays anybody can take a decent enough photograph so what does the medium mean today?’ The works on view invite you to immerse yourself in Miles Aldridge’s mediums of Polaroid studies and printing techniques. Each image is meticulously crafted to create his vivid dream-like world, lying between cinema, photography, and art where his images tell a story much wider than their frame.