3 July 2009
Doll Face, 2nd April – 10th May, Hamiltons, London
In his acid-coloured images of lascivious lips, impossibly glossed models and hallucinogenic still lifes, photographer Miles Aldridge is plainly heir to some of the twentieth century’s enduring pop culture visionaries.
David Lynch’s surreal stylisation and interest in mouths, the carefully staged elegance of Richard Avedon and the psychedelic graphic design of Alan Aldridge are all in there. Actually, he’s quite literally Alan’s heir. Though gobbling up references, Aldridge Jr uses his colour-drenched palette to create something uniquely his own, as his first UK solo exhibition at Hamiltons gallery this month is set to demonstrate.