Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
About James Collins
James Collins, Based in East Kent. We see architecture, geometry and shapes everyday. I want to explore the idea of adding architecture to a two-dimensional painting plane. I work with architectural sources, that may only be related by the architectural content. The idea of integrating unrelated elements is a focus of my work. I layer images of architectural imagery, which will only be related by the architectural content. I attempt within my practice to find relationships within the images by the way I layer them to integrate the unrelated elements. Currently my work is exploring the idea of a space within a space. I am not designing a space to paint, but trying to form intuitive spaces composed of nascent geometries and architectural compositions. By exploring the relationship between three-dimensional geometry and it's compression into two-dimensions and by playing with the illusionary potential of three-dimensional elements. I want the viewer of the work to look, and work out the relationships between the different geometry's. With the viewer potentially creating three-dimensional spaces in their mind as they study my paintings. Short Biography James Collins (b. 1988) holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury; a Master of Arts, Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury; and a PGCE in Art & Design from Canterbury Christ Church University. Exhibitions include Sensing Spaces (Group Show) Construction Site (Solo Show), Curious/Dubious (Group Show), Cognition (Group Show), and student shows at UCA Canterbury and Cyprus College of Art, Paphos.
University for the Creative Arts - MA in Fine Art
Canterbury Christ Church University - PGCE Art & Design
University for the Creative Arts - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Art
International Study at Cyprus College of Art
University for the Creative Arts BETEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
"The Big Draw"
Brewery Tap, Folkestone.
Beach Creative, Herne Bay.
Solo exhibition showcasing recent work based on my MA practice
Pie Factory, Margate.
Exhibition showcasing MA Fine Art students work from UCA Canterbury
Crate Space, Margate.
Curatorial internship that included works chosen from students studying MA Fine Art at UCA
Cyprus College of Art, Paphos.