Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, London in 2006,
Bridgland has used a diverse range of materials and working methods to pursue
an incisive and often witty exploration of distinctively British sentiments, externalising the underlying sense of loss and nostalgia that permeates our memories.
These everyday, almost mundane subjects are treated with the importance and status of emblems; centred in each work and often encapsulated within related text or target-like circular borders that focus our gaze.
Whether descriptive of change or constancy, Bridgland’s work keys into our desire to remember and relive, and plays upon our tendency to elevate our shared memories with the rose-tinted, wistful spectacles we don when thinking of the past, as well as the future. His depictions of identity and belonging, nostalgia and emotion give to his work a hugely personal aspect, and are influenced by a graphic and visual tradition that is quite specific to Britain. Yet his subtle combinations of image and related text play on everyone’s perceptions of shared occasions. Perhaps then it is the delicately précised power of the experiences he attempts to capture that make Bridgland’s work so accessible to all.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Adam lives and works as an artist in Cambridgeshire.
Adam has exhibited widely in the UK, America, Europe and Asia.
The British Museum, the V&A, UBS, Boeing Asia and Debbie Harry are just some of the collectors of Adam’s work.