James MooreArtist, Curator
My paintings are of subjects that are usually either fake, don't really exist, or are impossible to see in the flesh, but that still have a collective reality amongst groups of people. I use painting to explore our detachment from the real world. My pictures often use source material that is a ‘bad’ copy of the real world, such as a museum diorama. I am really interested in investigating the falseness of painting and mediated representations. Constructed landscapes and fictional spaces are my starting point for an exploration of painting as a simulacra more than a representation. I work in a kind of photorealist style, but the source images I use are a collage of media, from computer games, museum dioramas and models, and the final painting becomes a weird hybrid far removed from reality.
|Activities||Lecturing, Residencies, Private commissions, Curating, Exhibitions programme|
|Artforms / type of project||Animation, Digital, Painting|
|Tags||Painting, Paint, Game, Photo, Animation, Virtual, Entropy, Landscape, Dream, Surrealism|