Sordidum Somnium

by Augustine + Bridgland

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Opening Reception: Saturday 18th May, 1 – 4pm

Exhibition continues until 12th June 2019

‘Spring has sprung

the grass has ris,

I wonder where

the birdie is’

In honour of Flora, goddess of Spring, CIRCLE are showing the exuberant floral prints of Royal College of Art graduates Danny Augustine and Adam Bridgland.

 

If in need of an antidote to the purveyors of gloom, then look no further. Augustine and Bridgland – these two men who paint as one, create abstract designs of inflated florescence. Think sunny gardens ripe with floribunda, think Monet and mothers curtains, think the emotionally charged blooms of Emil Nolde, but think also of the whip-smart commercial screen prints of Andy Warhol.

 

Honing their craft at Jealous, London’s hippest print studio, these two young men have a growing fan club which is partly due to those tongue-in-cheek titles which address their generation with themes of love, and lust. Flowers For Your Darlings was their first sell-out show followed by Behind The Curtains and Blinds – a nod to Howard Hodgkins ‘Clean sheets.’ Augustine and Bridglands latest offerings are provocatively named Fist Full – ‘its hard to concentrate with a head full of filth.

 

Behind the quick and dirty playfulness, Danny and Adam are technically and aesthetically rigorous in the painting and printing of their billowy blooms, scuffing the lines between fine art and textile design. They get down to serious botanical research for each series, memorising each plant – setting the stage for spontaneous outpourings.

 

And how do this talented duo get their mojo working: they go to the studio, put on good music and warm up with two pints of lager and a packet of crisps!

 

CIRCLE will be showcasing original works on canvas and and large-scale mono prints on the first and second floor showing until June 12th 2019. The gallery will then continue to represent Augustine and Bridgland in Cornwall, highlighting all new works released.

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Augustine & Bridgland

CONTENTS OF YOUR EXCITEMENT 

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

147 x 100cm

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£2100
FRAMED: White, float mounted behind glass

Augustine & Bridgland

DRAMA AT THE FOLK EVENING

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

147 x 100cm

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£2100
FRAMED: White, float mounted behind glass

Augustine & Bridgland

ACROSS THE FLOOD PLAINS 

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

147 x 100cm

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£2000
FRAMED: White, float mounted behind glass

Augustine & Bridgland

THOSE SORTS OF THOUGHTS COME IN WAVES

Unique mono print on canvas

95 x 125cm

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£2100
FRAMED: Stretched canvas with white frame

A&B - Garden Sessions II

Augustine & Bridgland

GARDEN SESSIONS 

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

27 x 21.5cm

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£450
FRAMED: White, float mounted behind glass

Garden Sessions 1

Augustine & Bridgland

GARDEN SESSIONS 

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

27 x 21.5cm

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£450
FRAMED: White, float mounted behind glass

Augustine & Bridgland
GARDEN SESSIONS 
Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper
27 x 21.5cm

Augustine & Bridgland

GARDEN SESSIONS 

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

27 x 21.5cm

.

£240
FRAMED: White, float mounted behind glass

Augustine & Bridgland
GARDEN SESSIONS 
Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper
27 x 21.5cm

Augustine & Bridgland

GARDEN SESSIONS 

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

27 x 21.5cm

.

£450
FRAMED: White, float mounted behind glass

Augustine & Bridgland
EXCITED BY MY LIFE AS A CLICHE
Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper
81 x 81 cm

Augustine & Bridgland

EXCITED BY MY LIFE AS A CLICHE

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

81 x 81 cm

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£900
Framing available from £160

Augustine & Bridgland
WHEN IT GETS WET IT’S A DIFFERENT TEXTURE
Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper
81 x 81 cm

Augustine & Bridgland

WHEN IT GETS WET IT’S A DIFFERENT TEXTURE

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

81 x 81 cm

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£900
Framing available from £160

Augustine & Bridgland
EMTY VESSELS MAKE THE MOST NOISE
Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper
27 x 21.5cm

Augustine & Bridgland

EMTY VESSELS MAKE THE MOST NOISE

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

81 x 81cm

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£900
Framing available from £160

Augustine & Bridgland
MY DEAR I FORGOT TO SAY IT WAS RAINING IN LONDON
Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper
81 x 81 cm

Augustine & Bridgland

MY DEAR I FORGOT TO SAY IT WAS RAINING IN LONDON

Unique mono print on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper

81 x 81 cm

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£900
Framing available from £160