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Maelstrom IA & IB in the studio


Maelstrom IA (Broken Circle Painting) Painting

James D Wilson

United Kingdom

Painting, Emulsion on Wood

Size: 36.6 W x 36.6 H x 2.4 D in

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About The Artwork

Part of the 'Broken Circle' series - an ongoing system art project, the Maelstrom paintings take their name from the whirlpooling movement that can be see in their composition of lines and forms. A set of 18 component tiles are generated from two 'master' circles which have painted over a 3x3 grid of wood panels using an improvised compass tool mounted with a wide felt 'brush' saturated in black paint. The tiles are separated and rearranged in a different order then obliterated partially with white paint. This process is repeated with a fresh set of circles being painted over this new grid which is broken up again and reconfigured seeking to re-express the original 'master' forms in new ways. Subjectively appealing combinations are discovered from a process guided by chance and intuition. The strong fluidity that is found in the brushwork is accentuated by the hard breaks in this paintings construction. Maelstrom IA & IB hold their own presence as standalone works, but being born of the same source material can be viewed as 'sibling paintings'. Both paintings are: - signed, dated and titled on the reverse - fitted with waxed cherry wood frames built and mounted by the artist - supplied with a metal french cleat/mirror braket for easy installation

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Painting:Emulsion on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:36.6 W x 36.6 H x 2.4 D in

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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.

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Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in London, London, London

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