Miles Aldridge - New Utopias (series) - 2018
Miles Aldridge is attempting to explore in his work the collision of popular culture with so called serious Art, where the smiling model advertising new appliances is elevated to the status of the goddesses depicted in the Renaissance. He wants his images to look like paintings when viewed from 6 feet, but like the pages of magazines in close-up. The technique of screenprinting lends itself perfectly to this task as it allows large scale prints made up of the coloured dots characteristic of magazine printing. The additional use of silver ink in this series to highlight the various products simultaneously references the use of gold leaf in Renaissance altarpieces while being part of the visual language of Pop Art. These New Utopias are the Apotheosis of modern life; divine and banal. For the artist the mundane can be loaded with seriousness and the profound is only a moment away from ridicule.
Size print 1, 2, 4 and 5: 111 x 98 cm (each)
Size print 3: 87 x 150 cm
Edition 0f 15 + 3AP (each)
Signed and numbered
Price: €5,000 (each)
These limited edition Miles Aldridge prints are available at New Art Editions