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Ann-Marie James
updated: 08/21/2012
website: www.annmariejames.co.uk
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Nothing less than anathema
Nothing less than anathema (DETAIL)
And in spoils of captive beasts
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate IX
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate V
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate VI
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate VII
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate VIII
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate IV
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) I
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) II
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) III
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) IV
Think of a blazing hedgerow
Her head was confined in a treetop
 
Portfolio Keywords:  process, historical, figurative, organic, anatomy, conceptual, biomorphic, information
 
 
Nothing less than anathema by Ann-Marie James
Nothing less than anathema
Giclée print on Fabriano paper
2012
143.7" x  286.6" 
Nothing less than anathema (DETAIL) by Ann-Marie James
Nothing less than anathema (DETAIL)
Giclée print on Fabriano paper
2012
143.7" x  286.6" 
And in spoils of captive beasts by Ann-Marie James
And in spoils of captive beasts
oil and acrylic on canvas
2012
60.7" x  107.9" 
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate IX by Ann-Marie James
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate IX
biro, acrylic and Pantone Tria pigment ink on found book page
2011
10.6 " x  7.6 " 
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate V by Ann-Marie James
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate V
biro, acrylic and Pantone Tria pigment ink on found book page
2011
10.6 " x  7.6 " 
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate VI by Ann-Marie James
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate VI
biro, acrylic and Pantone Tria pigment ink on found book page
2011
10.7 27 " x  10.6 " 
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate VII by Ann-Marie James
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate VII
biro, acrylic and Pantone Tria pigment ink on found book page
2011
10.7 27 " x  7.6 19.5 " 
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate VIII by Ann-Marie James
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate VIII
biro, acrylic and Pantone Tria pigment ink on found book page
2011
10.7 " x  7.6 " 
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate IV by Ann-Marie James
Bernini and Other Studies; Plate IV
biro, acrylic and Pantone Tria pigment ink on found book page
2011
10.7 " x  7.6 " 
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) I by Ann-Marie James
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) I
Pencil and ink on Fabriano paper
2011
35 " x  27 " 
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) II by Ann-Marie James
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) II
Pencil and ink on Fabriano paper
2011
35 " x  27 " 
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) III by Ann-Marie James
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) III
Pencil and ink on Fabriano paper
2011
35 " x  27 " 
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) IV by Ann-Marie James
Untitled (A dragging languor spread) IV
Pencil and ink on Fabriano paper
2011
35 " x  27 " 
Think of a blazing hedgerow by Ann-Marie James
Think of a blazing hedgerow
Oil and Acrylic on canvas
2012
39.4" x  27.5" 
Her head was confined in a treetop by Ann-Marie James
Her head was confined in a treetop
Oil and Acrylic on canvas
2012
39.4 " x  27.5 " 

Artist Statement

My practice, which encompasses painting, drawing, sculptural intervention and photography, employs quotation to explore my relationship with both the specific source material that I appropriate, and the history of the discipline in which I am working. I am interested in taking something that already has an established cultural reading that I can wrestle with, adapt, exploit, examine and transform. Operating within the existing aesthetic of a pre-existing image or object, I aim to make something that is both in keeping with, and at odds with, the nature of its source.

 

Drawing upon cultural artifacts that, over time, have been widely considered to be revered, established, accomplished, poetic, beautiful or sublime, I seek to explore their transmutation to form new composites  - a dry conceptual approach that is contrasted with a visceral aesthetic. Within my practice, aspects of purloined pictorial elements from art history are veiled, conjoined, contorted, revealed, emphasized, interpreted, translated, explored, repeated, omitted and manipulated, imbuing them with a new spirit to my own ends.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2010

Chelsea College of Art and Design

University of the Arts, London

Postgraduate Diploma, Fine Art

 

2001 – 2004

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

University of the Arts, London

BA (Hons) Fine Art

 

2000 – 2001

Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 

 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2011

Headspace Residency, (supported by the Daiwa Foundation), Nara, Japan

 

2006

Lantana Projects Residency, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2011

Hanami, Soho Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan 

 

2010

Knot, Brahm Gallery, Leeds, UK

Pareidolia, Edel Assanti, London, UK

 

2009

Danse Macabre, First Floor Projects, London, UK

 

2006

Mobile, The Medicine Factory, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

 

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2012

Alex Hoda & Ann-Marie James, Edel Assanti, London, UK

 

2006

Ann-Marie James / Daniel Todd: Beginning at the end, Art at Carnaby/ National Campaign for the Arts, London, UK

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

 

2012

Young British Art II, curated by Ryan Gander & Christina von Rotenhan, DIENSTGEBÄUDE, Zürich, CH

Wunderkammer, curated by Thomas Cuckle, The Nunnery, London, UK

 

2011

PRINT & DESIGN NOW! 2011, BEARSPACE Deptford, London, UK

(In)visible: Edel Assanti, London, UK

Wit, Fear and Sarcasm, FAS Contemporary, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Futura Bold, curated by Juan Bolivar, The Nunnery, London, UK

Edel Assanti = 1, Edel Assanti, London, UK

States of Reverie, Scream, London, UK

 

2010-2011

Biro Show, The White Gallery, Milan, Italy

 

2010

MULTIPLIED, Christie’s South Kensington, London, UK

Generation 10, Hyatt Regency - The Churchill, London, UK 

The Group Show, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Changing The Nature, curated by Purge Projects, Vulpes Vulpes, London, UK

 

2009-2010

Anonymous Drawings N°10, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

 

2009

Tate Modern / Rob Pruitt's Flea Market, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK

Westminster Open 2009, London, UK