We see architecture, geometry and shapes everyday. I want to explore the idea of adding architecture to a two-dimensional painting plane. I work with architectural sources, that may only be related by the architectural content. The idea of integrating unrelated elements is a focus of my work. I layer images of architectural imagery, which will only be related by the architectural content. I attempt within my practice to find relationships within the images by the way I layer them to integrate the unrelated elements. Currently my work is exploring the idea of a space within a space. I am not designing a space to paint, but trying to form intuitive spaces composed of nascent geometries and architectural compositions. By exploring the relationship between three-dimensional geometry and it's compression into two-dimensions and by playing with the illusionary potential of three-dimensional elements. I want the viewer of the work to look and work out the relationships between the different geometry's. With the viewer potentially creating three-dimensional spaces in their mind as they study my paintings.
James Collins (b. 1988) holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury; and a Master of Arts, Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury. Exhibitions include Construction Site (Solo Show), Curious/Dubious (group show), Cognition (group show), and student shows at UCA Canterbury and Cyprus College of Art, Paphos
University for the Creative Arts - MA in Fine Art University for the Creative Arts - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Art International Study at Cyprus College of Art University for the Creative Arts BETEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.
Canterbury Christ Church University - PGCE Art & Design 11-18.
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