Miles Aldridge — The Age of Pleasure at Christophe Guye Galerie

Miles Aldridge (*1964, British)
The Kiss, 2014
Silver gelatin print
sheet 17,78 x 13,46 cm ( 7 x 5 1/4 in. )
Edition of 10, plus 2 AP's; Ed. no 2/10

ZürichArt & Culture

High Drama

There's no holding back in Miles Aldridge's full-on, glamour-packed photographs...

Everything about the art of Miles Aldridge is turned up full blast. It’s high drama in high fidelity, the contents are high sugar and high nicotine, his pictures are saturated with colour, high gloss, and highly polished like a wax apple, leaving the same unpleasant taste of deceit in the mouth. The Age of Pleasure is an exhibition of the photographer’s stunning work at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich, and consists of images taken from the artist’s latest book I Only Want You to Love Me.

Having studied at Central St Martin’s, Aldridge began as a music video director before moving into fashion photography in the 1990s. Perhaps influenced by the psychedelic art of his dad Alan, the younger Aldridge’s creations also employ a kaleidoscopic palette, but star a cast of expressionless Stepford mannequins whose vacuity draws in the viewer, inviting them to fill in the emotional blanks in fractured scenes reminiscent of dreams. The show is underway and will continue until the alarm goes off on 24 May.

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Miles Aldridge — The Age of Pleasure at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich

Miles Aldridge (*1964, British)
Bold Gold #2, 2006
Chromogenic print
sheet 35,56 x 53,34 cm ( 14 x 21 in. )
Edition of 10, plus 2 AP’s, Ed. no. 3/10

Miles Aldridge — The Age of Pleasure at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich

Miles Aldridge (*1964, British)
Cabaret #4, 2006
Chromogenic print
sheet 35,56 x 53,34 cm ( 14 x 21 in. )
Edition of 10, plus 2 AP’s; Ed. no. 7/10

Miles Aldridge — The Age of Pleasure at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich

Miles Aldridge (*1964, British)
Immaculée #3, 2007
Chromogenic print
sheet 83,82 x 66,04 cm ( 33 x 26 in. )
Edition of 10, plus 2 AP’s; AP2

Miles Aldridge — The Age of Pleasure at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich

Miles Aldridge (*1964, British)
Home Works #3, 2008
Chromogenic print
sheet 101,6 x 152,4 cm ( 40 x 60 in. )
Edition of 3, plus 2 AP’s; Ed. No. 1/3

Miles Aldridge — The Age of Pleasure at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich

Miles Aldridge (*1964, British)
Venus Smiles #2, 2011
Chromogenic print
sheet 61 x 91,4 cm ( 24 x 36 in. )
Edition of 10, plus 2 AP’s; Ed. no. 5/10

Miles Aldridge — The Age of Pleasure at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich

Miles Aldridge (*1964, British)
Like a Painting #1, 2005
Chromogenic print
sheet 50,8 x 38 cm ( 20 x 15 in. )
Edition of 10, plus 2 AP’s, Ed. no. 9/10

Miles Aldridge — The Age of Pleasure at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich

Miles Aldridge (*1964, British)
Labyrinths #4, 2013
Chromogenic print
sheet 139,7 x 210,8 cm ( 55 x 83 in. )
Edition of 6, plus 2 AP’s; Ed. no 1/6
All images: © Miles Aldridge
Courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie

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