James Gregory has produced an abundance of drawings, paintings, sculptures and written pieces over the last 25 years. He grew up in Derbyshire before studying fine art at Staffordshire University, graduating in 1990. He now lives and works in South Wales. He has exhibited throughout the UK and has work in the Potteries Museum and Gloucester City Council collections as well as many private collections including Coopers and Lybrand. In 2000 he was awarded funding by the Arts Council of Wales. He works instinctively and each idea evolves from a multitude of responses to the absurdities of what it is to be human. He says "I'm not entirely sure why artists make art and I certainly don't know where my desire to make art comes from other than a need to communicate an idea about something. At the same time I have become certain that it is one of human kinds most vital activities" In 2004, after a relatively fruitful period of exhibiting he stopped making 'serious' artworks and began working full-time for an online, retail business. For the next seven years he made drawings and noted down ideas in sketchbooks only and returned to begin making a new body of work in 2011. His most recent exhibition was at the Eisteddfod in Montomeryshire, for which this film was made. It gives a flavour of some of the ideas his work addresses. http://artplayer-videos.s3.amazonaws.com/channels/8142/4370669d167a2918831959b08c2c2f76/h264.hi/87d68f25dc2542871d2a35e93bb677e4.mp4
|Activities||Photographic documentation, Graphic Design, Studio practice|
|Artforms / type of project||Digital, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Sculpture|
|Tags||drawing paper photography|
News & Events
01/08/2015 – 15/08/2015
Montgomery in the Marshes, Montgomeryshire
Exhibiting the artwork "Satellites" at the Y Lle Celf at the 2015 Eisteddfod.