Artists Trail 2020
June 27 - 28
4 - 5 July
Jamesalex | Fine Art, Paintings | jamesalexartist.blogspot.com
Artist Trail Dates From May 2020   

‘I am a self-taught artist and live in London. In April 2020 my painting Interrupted Recording (1) (2020) was selected to feature as Artist of the Day by AIR Gallery, Manchester. In 2012, I participated in Hoopla, Sugarhouse Studios, London.  I am currently partaking in an Artist Residency (online) at Proyectos De Residencia Mexico – The Virtual Residency CDMX.

My most recent paintings comprise a series entitled Interrupted Recordings – their visual pattern is reminiscent of the grooves in an LP or record and how the stylus sometimes misses the grooves in a record as well as jump if it came across a scratch. How the lines of the paint flowed around the surface is interrupted by gaps – these gaps are created by the paint not touching the surface – similar to the stylus disconnect described above.  In contrast to how the sides of a painting often go unnoticed, the sides of paintings are treated with similar importance to that of their front – painted ‘grooves’ extend over the edge of the surface. ‘

Sales: Please contact James via email jamesalexart@yahoo.com

Jamesalex supports the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE. This was set up by Matthew Burrows (www.matthewburrows.org) on the 16th March 2020 in response to the COVID19 pandemic. Since he posted his first image and wrote those fateful words ‘I pledge’ it has become a global movement towards a generous culture and economy in support of artists and makers.
The project uses social media platform Instagram, which is a popular platform for artists to post images and share their work. Artists and makers can post their images using #artistsupportpledge giving details of their works and price (no more than £200 or equivalent). If people are interested in buying, they message (DM) the artist. Anyone can buy the work and artists don’t need permission to join.
Every time an artist reaches £1,000 of sales, they pledge to buy £200 of work from other artists.