Approved: 02.10.2010

James Clarkson

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Approved: 02.10.2010

Through painting and sculpture James Clarkson’s practice explores a sensuality of material and imagery, in which methods of production rooted in modernism are tested by the potential of an object or image to change under a new set of concerns. His paintings become a part of this process, breaking down historical artworks through nuance and abstraction into pure shape and colour, to be used as an instruction

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  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Artforms: Painting, Sculpture
  • Tags: digital, modernist, painting, print, sculpture
 

Artist Statement

Through painting and sculpture James Clarkson’s practice explores a sensuality of material and imagery, in which methods of production rooted in modernism are tested by the potential of an object or image to change under a new set of concerns. His paintings become a part of this process, breaking down historical artworks through nuance and abstraction into pure shape and colour, to be used as an instruction for the creation of new sculptural works. The materials James uses in these works are often found or selected as references to materials used historically, in the production of sculpture and design (bronze, marble, ceramics etc). This process is an attempt to implement a method of working where potentially there isn’t much difference between the objects in his paintings and their surrounding material.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2010 - BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield Solo exhibitions 2011 - User Selection - Driven Evolution, Supercollider, Blackpool Group exhibitions 2011 - Mailto:, Driftsapce, Lincoln, Nebraska USA 2011 - Mysteries, Beers Lambert at 21 Vyner Street, London 2011 - Surface Open, Surface Gallery, Nottingham 2011 - We Are All In This Together, Bureau Gallery, Manchester 2010 - Graduate Show, Bloc Space, Sheffield 2010 - Paradox, The Showroom, Sheffield 2010 - Showcase, S1 Artspace, Sheffield 2010 - We Trust Strangers, Umbrealla , Holbeck, Leeds Degree shows 2010 - Species of Spaces, Arundel Gate Court, Sheffield Residencies 2010 - S1 Artspace Bursary, S1 Artspace, Sheffield Publications 2011 - Drawing Paper 3