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.The lure of the falseness of painting forms the foundation of my work. Constructed landscapes and fictional spaces make up the stage for an exploration of painting as a simulacra more than a representation. My style is a kind of photorealism, 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|
|Artforms / type of project||Animation, Digital, Painting|
|Tags||Painting, Paint, Game, Photo, Animation, Virtual|
News & Events
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.