James White: Paintings

James White: Paintings
Library Shelf Location 18.WHIT
Publication Date 2011
Description JamesWhite (b.1967) paints flawless black and white photorealist images. His mundane, almost incidental works, which at first glance appear to be straightforward snapshots, on closer inspection reveal themselves to be beautifully painted images.Whites paintings invest the everyday with a level of attention that is both fascinating and disturbing.White constructs his own focused world from the fragments he chooses to paint, and his works have the intensity of a crime scene photograph an unexplained moment forever captured. The details he documents lend themselves to multiple narratives that might describe the drama that inhabits these inanimate objects. In the search for evidence, the viewer is seduced by the technique of the painting, but closer scrutiny only makes it harder to define the nature of what makes the work appear so photographic, so apparently real. The absolute becomes elusive in Whites work. His world exists on the periphery of vision, where his subject matter begins and ends.
ISBN 9780956356277
Quantity 1
Pages 128 pages
Authors Martin Herbert, Jeremy Millar
Format Hardback
Publisher FUEL, London
Related Artist James White
Categories Painting, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Photorealism (fine arts style)
Artist's Nationality English, British/UK
Language English

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