Bigindicator

Modern Memorabilia

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
20110608075932-jamespatersonflyer
20110608080041-img_9788_3_
Artificial Colours and Flavouring, 2010 Acryllic on Canvas 38"x38"
20110608080147-img_9998_3_
Mayfair Calling Acrylic on Canvas
20110608080244-img_0024_3_
Topper (Confessions of a Bashful Censor), 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 40"x30"
Modern Memorabilia
Curated by: Jimena M.Moreno

15b Blenheim Crescent
Notting Hill
London w112ee
United Kingdom
June 16th, 2011 - July 24th, 2011
Opening: June 16th, 2011 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://gggallery.co.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
notting hill, bayswater
EMAIL:  
info@gggallery.co.uk
PHONE:  
0207792232
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday-Sunday : 11am-6pm
TAGS:  
modern
COST:  
Free upon RSVP

DESCRIPTION

James Paterson was born in Darlington in 1977. He completed a BA Foundation Art Degree at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
and then went on to Nottingham Trent University where he studied Fine Art.
Working primarily in oils and acrylics James’ paintings are always inspired by everyday objects, adverts and popular icons.
Paint is applied both figuratively and abstractly.
The artist is influenced not only by a love of nostalgic pulp imagery but also by a passion for Art history.
Influences can be found in Pop Artists such as Larry Rivers, Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton but more surprisingly others such as Whistler, Sargent and De Kooning in his flair for confident mark making.
It is the combination of fine art knowledge and tradition with low brow imagery that animates James’ work

As an artist James often loses ‘mid painting’ which creates mass and volume.
This allows you to accept the figurative interpretation but constantly be reminded of the abstract surface.
Great attention is given to create a balance and rhythm between detail and loose shapes.
Paintings are left purposely oblique, adding even more character to these already sought after paintings.