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Sam Aldridge is a visual artist and curator living and working in Cardiff. He predominantly produces sculptural imitations of everyday objects, using readily available materials, including corrugated card, coloured paper and electrical goods. This is done through a process of interacting with the original object, attempting to memorise it, drawing what is remembered and subsequently constructing a version of it from these drawings. His work explores our relationship with the objects that surround us, investigating their function, and aesthetic. His sculptures are both accessible and interactive, allowing for imaginative play.
He has exhibited in the UK and abroad including Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany (2011) and the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin (2010). He was commissioned by Artes Mundi in 2009 to lead a series of public workshops/ installation in two Cardiff City centre Starbucks Coffee Shops.
He is a member of British Racing Green (www.b-r-g.org) an Arts Collective that has members throughout UK. They have worked on a number of multi-media projects at Elysium Gallery, Swansea and The Lombard Method, Birmingham.
He is the Co-curator of Open Empty Spaces (www.openemptyspaces.co.uk), an artist-led initiative
aiming primarily to commission temporary artworks for unusual spaces in the public allowing people to see new, exciting projects as they go about their day-to-day lives. Projects to date include 'River' and 'Hole in the Wall', Cardiff (2009), and 'Stalls & Traders', Newport, Wales and Hackney, London (2011).
In November 2010 he Founded Fox Studio an open-plan studio in Cathays, which provides workspace for 8 artists and public art commissioning Co-operative Elbow Room.