Overview

​Since graduating from the Royal College of Art 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.

Vignettes of British back-packer’s holidays, old-fashioned bus-tours, and childhood seaside breaks that figure strongly in his visual repertoire are often tinged with this feeling of time having passed too quickly, our memories gradually fading. Twinned with this however, is an upbeat celebration of themes distilled from children’s colouring books, paint-by-numbers kits, old public transport posters and kitsch postcards, which he imbues with the kaleidoscopic richness of carefully chosen and thickly applied primary colours. 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.

 

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. In July 2009 Adam was awarded his first major public art commission by Commissions East. He has since gone to complete a number of important projects, including work for YouTube, Heal's, Comme Des Garcons, Airnimal bikes, Cambridge United Football Club, Ace Hotel, Soho House, SmartLIFE, Jacuzzi and Eastern Pavilions.

Works
  • Adam Bridgland, I need this wilderness for my heart to beat, 2021
    Adam Bridgland
    I need this wilderness for my heart to beat, 2021
    Original painting with enamel painted text on board
    41 x 51 cm
    Adam Bridgland, I need this wilderness for my heart to beat, 2021
    £ 250.00
  • Adam Bridgland, And Then Summer Comes, 2020
    Adam Bridgland
    And Then Summer Comes, 2020
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm Paper
    30 x 42
    Edition of 50
    Adam Bridgland, And Then Summer Comes, 2020
    £ 50.00
  • Adam Bridgland, Darling This Holiday Will Solve All Our Problems, 2020
    Adam Bridgland
    Darling This Holiday Will Solve All Our Problems, 2020
    Embodied Patch
    10 cm
    Limited Edition
    Adam Bridgland, Darling This Holiday Will Solve All Our Problems, 2020
    Sold
  • Adam Bridgland, I NEED THIS WILDERNESS FOR MY HEART TO BEAT, 2020
    Adam Bridgland
    I NEED THIS WILDERNESS FOR MY HEART TO BEAT, 2020
    Lithograph on Fedrigoni Arco 250gsm Paper
    60 x 42 cm
    Edition of 100
    Adam Bridgland, I NEED THIS WILDERNESS FOR MY HEART TO BEAT, 2020
    £ 125.00
  • Adam Bridgland, I’m Not A Tourist, I Live Here, 2020
    Adam Bridgland
    I’m Not A Tourist, I Live Here, 2020
    Screen print on paper
    42 x 30 cm
    Limited Edition
    Adam Bridgland, I’m Not A Tourist, I Live Here, 2020
    £ 20.00
  • Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (Blue), 2020
    Adam Bridgland
    Making Eyes Across The Room (Blue), 2020
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm Paper
    28 x 44 cm
    Edition of 50
    Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (Blue), 2020
    £ 30.00
  • Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (green), 2020
    Adam Bridgland
    Making Eyes Across The Room (green), 2020
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm Paper
    28 x 44 cm
    Edition of 50
    Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (green), 2020
    £ 30.00
  • Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (Orange), 2020
    Adam Bridgland
    Making Eyes Across The Room (Orange), 2020
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm Paper
    28 x 44 cm
    Edition of 50
    Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (Orange), 2020
    £ 30.00
  • Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (Pink), 2020
    Adam Bridgland
    Making Eyes Across The Room (Pink), 2020
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm Paper
    28 x 44 cm
    Edition of 50
    Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (Pink), 2020
    £ 30.00
  • Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (Red), 2020
    Adam Bridgland
    Making Eyes Across The Room (Red), 2020
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm Paper
    28 x 44 cm
    Edition of 50
    Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (Red), 2020
    £ 30.00
  • Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (Yellow), 2020
    Adam Bridgland
    Making Eyes Across The Room (Yellow), 2020
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm Paper
    28 x 44 cm
    Edition of 50
    Adam Bridgland, Making Eyes Across The Room (Yellow), 2020
    £ 30.00
  • Adam Bridgland, I Need This Wilderness For My Heart To Beat, Miami, 2018
    Adam Bridgland
    I Need This Wilderness For My Heart To Beat, Miami, 2018
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm Paper
    75 x 55 cm
    Edition of 16
    Adam Bridgland, I Need This Wilderness For My Heart To Beat, Miami, 2018
    £ 300.00
  • Adam Bridgland, Rubber Rings, 2017
    Adam Bridgland
    Rubber Rings, 2017
    Screen print, enamel and pencil crayon on paper
    50 x 65 cm
    Edition of 25
    Adam Bridgland, Rubber Rings, 2017
    £ 295.00
  • Adam Bridgland, I Know You'll Take Care Of The Little Things, 2013
    Adam Bridgland
    I Know You'll Take Care Of The Little Things, 2013
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm Paper
    64 x 46.5 cm
    Edition of 50
    Adam Bridgland, I Know You'll Take Care Of The Little Things, 2013
    £ 90.00
  • Adam Bridgland, I Still Long For The Safety Of Your Dull Calm, 2013
    Adam Bridgland
    I Still Long For The Safety Of Your Dull Calm, 2013
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm Paper
    64 x 46.5 cm
    Edition of 50
    Adam Bridgland, I Still Long For The Safety Of Your Dull Calm, 2013
    £ 90.00
  • Adam Bridgland, So Many Perfect Moments, 2013
    Adam Bridgland
    So Many Perfect Moments, 2013
    2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm Paper
    64 x 46.5 cm
    Edition of 50
    Adam Bridgland, So Many Perfect Moments, 2013
    £ 90.00
Installation shots