Local designer/illustrator and Illustration MA Graduate from Central Saint Martins College, Carl Partridge has his debut solo show starting this week in that big London Town.
Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michaelangelo starred in a comic in 1984. A cartoon followed in 1987 and films in the 1990’s. They always ate Pizza. Interests include Objects & Ephemera, The 1950’s & 80’s, Forgotten Formats, and the Handmade. The work has a collaged based tactile aesthetic, collating a variety of materials.
Relying on an active imagination, Carl often pursues subjects deliberately as an outsider. There’s a strong nostalgic Americana theme to the work, focusing on contemporary oddities, objects, and neglected relics. This Exhibition will explore the importance of objects and collections. Asking questions of the viewer such as how and why is something suddenly considered of real worth? And when does an object become shelf worthy?