Jim Racine MA[RCA]
British sculptor and painter.
I make all my own bronze with my own hands, from beginning to end, from wax to patina. This is important to me as an artist because, as in life, the journey is as relevant as the arrival.
The Monumenty and Bird Alphabet series are about an attempt on the sublime in sculpture, which is normally the preserve of painting. I am placing the human artefact in nature, within the landscape where it can command the pictorial, bring sky to earth and earth to sky, seeking an ideal reflection for civilised aspirations and the extraordinary. Monumenties like Angelic and Caryatid are monuments to an unstated future happening, eroded from a journey back through time to the present, and very likely to survive the species that made them. The Bird Alphabet is an attempt to create a sculptural written language for birds, to create a meta-language and so rewrite the basis for sculptural expression and create entirely new and poetic art.
I specialise in teaching bronze casting in studio and also take on private commissions, bronzecasting, fabrication and restoration projects, to exhibition and public art standard..
de ateliers '91
Royal College of Art '01
2019 The Bird Alphabet. Minories galleries Colchester. one person show
2019 loads of the same...
2018 ......loads of the same... and singapore art fair with Siger Gallery
2017 Arthur triangle Gallery, Suffolk
2017 Clash london Siger Gallery
2017 CRASH Qpark london curated by Vanja Balogh
2017 river waveney sculpture trail [Aug]
2017 Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair with Siger Gallery
2017 Bronze ilketshall st andrew
2017 Chinese year of the rooster qpark London
2016 BIG DEAL No7, London, Curated by Vanja Balogh
2016 camsight , guildhall Cambridge
2016 Halesworth gallery open
2016 'modern panic Vll' guerilla zoo London Aherm ll
2016 '100 feet' Halesworth gallery Aherm
2016 river waveney sculpture trail
2015 'secret genius' AHERM bond st and the web
2015 first site open AHERM Colchester
2015 'Nude' Colchester Gallery
2015 'Chemcraft' Espacio gallery London [July]
2015 BRONZE 3 greyfriars gallery Kings Lynn
2015 'fit the slit' venezia biennale
2015 ' Fall of the rebel angels' Venice Biennale [6 May -24 June]