Cul-De-Sac

£120.00

Limited Edition Giclee Print, Mounted and Cello wrapped , Edition size/95

This artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist

1 in stock

Category:
Artist: James Adams

Product Reference No: A-7131

Additional information

Dimensions 40 x 30 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)
Medium

Surface

Style


James Adams

James Newton Adams BA   James Adams was born in 1971. After completing a degree in Fine Art (Sculpture), James started up his own business in London designing and making metal furniture and products for the retail market as well as undertaking various private commissions from architectural ironwork through to product design and sculpture, teaching himself the rudiments of Blacksmithing along the way.   By late 2004 James decided to return to his roots in sculpture and painting and set up a workshop based in Highland Perthshire and a painting studio on the Isle of Skye.   James’ work can bee seen in several commercial galleries throughout the UK and is held in various private collections in the UK and abroad.     Artist Statement   “Working as a sculptor and painter, I explore my experience of the land and seascapes of Scotland as well as the people, animals and objects that inhabit them, often highlighting tensions in their relationships with each other and with the landscape itself.  I work from memories of such places, drawing upon a narrative within.  This allows me to build a composition around a theme - the title will as often inform the work as the other way round.  The perspectives in my work are the perspectives of memory, in which different stages of a narrative may be seen simultaneously or a scene may be viewed from above as if in a dream or a map.   My paintings attempt to evoke an immediacy - a pencil sketch is succeeded by washes of quick drying acrylic paint, allowing me to build up translucent areas of colour.  Often the pencil outline of the painting is allowed to show through, creating an almost graphic account of the subject.  I try to limit my palette to only a few colours - this helps reinforce the simplicity of form, in turn creating a balanced and rhythmic composition.   My steel sculptures identify with my paintings in that shared themes are explored and perspective is distorted.  Pieces of steel are riveted to a forged armature, building a contour.  As the viewer moves around the work, a slim profile gives way to a ‘metal tapestry’; different aspects of the story are revealed.   The influences within my work draw mostly upon Expressionism, Folk and British Naïve Art from the early and mid-20th century.  As a trained artist the challenge I face is to ‘unlearn’ and let go of the constraints while benefiting from the technical control that a formal training brings.  I hope to engage the viewer and provoke an interaction with the work, unleashing a once dormant childhood appreciation or stirring a haunting memory within.”   2012 Exhibition Diary   McAllister Thomas Fine Art (Two artist show with Margaret Shields) 29th Sep - 17th Oct 2012 Baxters Gallery “Blue Skye Thinking” (Three artist show) June 1st - 21st 2012 Union Gallery “Poetic License” (Group Show) Jan 26th 2012 Kilmorack Gallery (Christmas Exhibition) - now showing McAllister Thomas Fine Art “The Little Picture Show” (Group Show) Dec 2011 Market House Gallery (Christmas Show) 25th Sep 2011 - Jan 2012   2011 Exhibitions   Market House Gallery (Solo Show) Aug - Sep 2011 Mulberry Tree Gallery (Group Show) July 2011 The Inchmore Gallery (Mixed Show) May 2011 Kilmorack Gallery (Spring Show) April 2011 McAllister Thomas Fine Art (Joint Show/Mungo Powney) March 2011 McAllister Thomas Fine Art “Naive Britain” (Group Show) January -February 2011 Airt Gallery “And Earth Stood Hard” (Group Show) Dec 2010 - Jan 2011   2010 Exhibitions   Union Gallery (Christmas Show) Dec 2010 Market House Gallery  “The Primitive and the Naive” (Group Show) Nov - Dec 2010 Kilmorack Gallery  (Group Show) Nov 2010 Aberdona Gallery (Affordable Art Fair London) Oct  2010 The Fotheringham Gallery Oct 2010 Seascape Gallery Sep 2010 Left Bank Gallery, Tarland (Solo Show) Aug 2010 -  Sep 2010 SCALE (ATLAS & Clan Donald Skye Sculpture Trail) July- Sep 2010 The Aviemore Gallery (Mixed Show) July -Sep 2010 Union Gallery (Mized Show) June 2010 Coast Festival of Visual Arts May 2010 Garth Lodge (Art Exhibition and Sculpture Walk) May 2010 Purple Gallery (Group Show “Scotland”) March - April 2010 Airt Gallery “Eye Opener” (Group Show) Feb - May 2010 The Inchmore Gallery Feb - March 2010             2009 Exhibitions   The Inchmore Gallery (Christmas Show) Nov 2009-Jan 2010 Strathpeffer Pavilion (MacMillan Art Fair) Nov 2009 HOS (Members’ Autumn Exhibition) Nov 2009 VAS (Members Exhibition) Sept - Nov 2009 Left Bank Gallery (Group Show) Aug 2009 Coast Festival of Visual Arts May 2009 The Inchmore Gallery (Summer Group Show) May - Jun 2009 Bridge View Gallery “All at Sea” March - May 2009   2008 Exhibitions   Cromarty Arts Trust (Christmas Fair) Dec 2008 The Tighnabruaich Gallery (Christmas Exhibition) November 2008 - Jan 2009 The Inchmore Gallery (Christmas Show) Nov 2008 - Jan 2009 Strathpeffer Pavilion (MacMillan Art Fair) Nov 2008 HOS (Members’ Autumn Exhibition) Nov 2008 Perthshire Open Studios "Sculpture Trail" Sept - Oct 2008 Fortingall Art (Group Show) Aug 2008 Fotheringham Gallery Summer Show 28/6/2008 The Aspect Prize June - Aug 2008 The Inchmore Gallery (Joint Show) Mar - May 2008 SLACA (Group Show) March 2008 Strathpeffer Pavilion (MacMillan Art Fair) Mar 2008 Mountain Festival Art ExhibitionFeb 2008 Watermill Gallery (Fortingall Group Show) Feb 2008   Pre - 2008 Exhibitions   The Inchmore Gallery (Christmas Show) Nov 2007 - Jan 2008 The Leaping Hare (Christmas Show ) Dec 2007 - Jan 2008 The Leaping Hare (Solo Exhibition) Oct - Dec 2007 Fortingall Art (Group Show) Aug 2007 Kilbryde Castle (Group Show) 2007 Watermill Gallery (Fortingall Group Show) Feb 2007 Gordonstoun OGs Art Works Edinburgh Academy 2006 Fortingall Art (Group Show) Aug 2006 Fortingall Art (Group Show) Aug 2004

View more art from this artist