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 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 this investigation has formed the foundation of my work. 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
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.