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Painting, Emulsion on Cardboard
Size: 34.4 W x 24.7 H x 1.5 D in
Showed at the The Other Art Fair
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A semi-abstract landscape painting inspired by natural geological arches and big walks on coast paths. This work forms part of an ongoing interest in making paintings that evoke a feeling of a place rather than being entirely representational. As such they are imaginary places, reconstructed memories that use a graphic vocabulary fuelled by the language of landscape. The work in this series is created in the studio after walking on the coast or in the countryside from sketched references, mental notes and photography. Stylistically, this walks a line between hard-edge constructionism and more painterly textures and levels of "unfinish" that bring a sense of movement to the work. The use of bold fields of colours chosen from a limited palette are painted over sculptural relief surfaces constructed by hand from layers of cardboard on wood. This combination gives it a characteristically graphical quality that is rooted in experiments of colour interaction.
Painting:Emulsion on Cardboard
Size:34.4 W x 24.7 H x 1.5 D in
Ready to Hang:No
James D Wilson (b.1982) is an artist and designer based in South East London, UK, working predominantly in paint and relief on layered surfaces constructed from cardboard and wood. His process starts as an act of reconstructing a memory of a time or place using fragmentary, visual phrases that make up an environment that have been held in the mind. In re-assembling and remembering, the resulting composition ride the line between abstraction and figuration combining bold, reduced graphical forms with the language of landscapes, both architectural and natural. The materials used in his works, together with their limited colour palettes have a utilitarian quality to them, following in the footsteps of constructivist/concrete artists of the 50s/60s. The cutting and brushwork are predominantly made freehand with no masking tape involved, which lends itself to feeling more human. There is a tension between the planned and unplanned, the finished and unfinished, the loud and the quiet. The pieces featured here all contribute to an ongoing exploration into expanded painting, visual rhythm and negative space.
Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in London, London
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