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|
News & Events
The Manchester Contemporary 2015
24/09/2015 – 27/09/2015
Old Granada Studios, Manchester
The Manchester Contemporary 2015 24-27 September Old Granada Studios, Manchester
18/09/2015 – 20/09/2015
Art Copenhagen 2015 Art Fair 18 - 20 September 2015 Forum Copenhagen
KÖLNER LISTE Art Fair
Exhibiting with Paper Gallery at KOLNER LISTE. April 16th to 19th, 2015 | The New Yorker DOCK.ONE & HARBOUR.CLUB | Hafenstraße 1, 51063 Cologne | Opening: April 15th, 2015
16/04/2015 – 31/05/2015
Paper Gallery, Manchester
New paintings by Phill Hopkins and James Moore depict how we record history in Generation Loss at PAPER.
London Art Fair
21/01/2015 – 25/01/2015 I will be showing some paintings and animation with Paper Gallery at the 2015 London Art Fair.
Atelierhaus Salzamt Residency
From 1st December I'm starting a month long stay at the international residency programme, Atelierhaus Salzamt, in Linz, Austria.
11/11/2014 – 28/11/2014
Futures Gallery, Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA
Counter Worlds is an exhibition of new paintings from Cardiff based artist James Moore. The collection of work forms a visual journey through the simulations and fictional spaces that surround us.
03/10/2014 – 31/10/2014
Access Space, 3-7 Sidney Street, Sheffield
An exhibition of art inspired by video games. Curated and devised by Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Mossbeck.
Cities of Ash
11/07/2014 – 13/09/2014
Flexing the architectural imagination, the artists in Cities of Ash offer the god-like experience of model city panoramas found in civic museums or on observation decks of towering skyscrapers.
01/11/2013 – 14/01/2014
Mid-America Arts Alliance, Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, USA
Video series focusing on contemporary ideas of natural & man-made landscapes, meditated through the experience of video & motion.
14/11/2013 – 30/11/2013
Bermondsey Project, London
A group exhibition curated by Samuel Capps. Featuring responses on the relationships between technology, our environment & personal experience.