James Nares on Art
JAMES NARES is a British film maker and artist known for suspending himself in the air to create paintings of colorful calligraphic brushstrokes with fluid movement. Painting since he was a child, JAMES art work was slow to catch, but in the last decade his art has become popular with designers who include his turbulent strokes of paint in a diversity of interiors from traditional to contemporary. If you live in a small space or rent, a piece of oversized art, similar to JAMES, is a chic way to add color and interest to a room.
“I wanted to find something in painting that I could identify as my own. And I kind of stripped it down for myself to the things that seemed most important. A lot of it had to do with reinventing the brush, the surface, and the paint.”
“My art works only if they are kind of anti-gravity, like they have sort of been blown onto the canvas like some sort of Tiepolo figure up in the sky or something.”
“I do feel I’ve reduced my painting work to this one thing, but there’s a kind of endless range of expression within that very simple structure that I’ve given myself. It’s like there’s an element of music, there’s an element of a movie, there’s a beginning, a middle and an end–there’s a little narrative there.”
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