New Series of Screenprints Released

 

Hello and I Will Love You Tomorrow

Each in an edition of 15 plus 3 artist’s proofs

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Hello and I Will Love You Tomorrow are the first screenprints from a new series entitled Subtitles. Printed on 410 gsm Somerset paper in three passes – a matt halftone dot, a high gloss black border and the subtitles in a satin acid yellow. Both screenprints are available either unframed or in a polished aluminium frame designed by the artist.

‘This series of screenprints extends and enhances the influence of cinema on the photographic practice of Miles Aldridge, further exploring the mood and allure of theatrically constructed images. Artifice is everywhere in these screenprints, proposing figure, setting and event as both immediate and static – reprising the aesthetic of the tableau vivant as it might be conceived by Luis Buñuel or Eric Rohmer. Aldridge has long been fascinated by the transposition of suspense – as it might occur in film noir – to the mise-en-scene of sexually loaded pictorial narratives. These narratives, here broken down into the film-still idiom of individual sub-titled scenes, become at once  visually amplified and ambiguous. Pictorially, each screenprint depicts an open-ended dramatic image that calls on both the coldness and glamour of Pop art. While proposing a scene with dialogue – the urbane high passion of European cinema is implied – they resemble frozen fragments of mass media. Insoluble mysteries, as present yet remote as a billboard, acting in silence.’

 

– Michael Bracewell

 

 

Hello

2020

Screenprint in colours

Printed on 410 gsm Somerset paper

Signed and numbered in pencil verso

28 ¾ × 37 ½ inches (73.5 × 95 cm)
Edition of 15 plus 3 artist’s proofs

 

I Will Love You Tomorrow

2020

Screenprint in colours

Printed on 410 gsm Somerset paper

Signed and numbered in pencil verso

28 ¾ × 37 ½ inches (73.5 × 95 cm)
Edition of 15 plus 3 artist’s proofs

 

 

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New Book

 

Steidl to publish Please Please return Polaroid
A sequel to Miles Aldridge’s 2016 book Please return Polaroid

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Please Please return Polaroid is Miles Aldridge’s ongoing love letter to Polaroid, a process once integral to the craft of many photographers but now more or less extinct, apart from the rare and out-of-date material traded on eBay for exorbitant prices. The sequel to Aldridge’s Please Return Polaroid of 2016, this book presents new and vintage Polaroids from his more than 20-year archive in a seemingly random sequence shaped by a dreamlike logic and surprising juxtapositions. Please Please Return Polaroid explores Aldridge’s to analogue processes where cut-and-paste is still a manual process, made with scissors, gaffer tape, intuition and not a little patience. Aldridge continues to use Polaroids as part of his work-in-progress “sketches,” often scratching, tearing and taping them together, even drawing over them: each mark part of the creative act. Known for creating immaculate photos of a less than perfect world, Aldridge revels in these unpolished images, transforming some into extreme enlargements filling double pages with their re-worked and damaged surfaces. Long live Polaroid!

 

Please Please return Polaroid

208 pages, 117 images

11 ¾ x 11 ¾ inches (29.5 x 29.5 cm)

Clothbound hardcover

ISBN 978-3-95829-748-7

€ 45.00

 

www.steidl.de/Books/Please-Please-Return-Polaroid

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