Reid Bedlington has created a series of paintings relating to the theme of Landscapes of Decay. These paintings are applied to items such as balloons and blow up mattresses, and these items are hung from the ceiling, or slumped onto the floor. The works are like shrines, which emulate a larger form of landscape, in which the shrines sit and also the place or state of being they reference. They all speak of suburban culture, and the excess, waste and materialism that this environment harbours. The paintings depict figures, all of whom are in some state of ambiguous frenzy, be it ecstasy or pain. This ambiguity of subject, and of setting, gives an uneasy aura of decay and the resilience of our waste.