AA2A Artist

Ann-Marie James

Year:
2018 - 19
Project summary:

I am interested in the way in which found images of works from antiquity and art history might be used to investigate my own responses to individual works, their themes and origins. Through repetition, obfuscation, abstraction and the exploration of material process, source imagery is re-contextualised and transformed to produce new hybrids. My paintings in acrylic are built up through layer upon layer of materials and techniques, as well as references to the history of the discipline. Beginning with imagery of a work from art history, I produce a silkscreen and through layers of print, drawing and paint the repetition of figurative elements gives way to a complex abstract composition.

The series that I would like to make at Cambridge School of Art is based upon a group of woodblock prints by Dürer, which I saw during a recent trip to the study room at The British Museum.

As well as a series of silkscreen prints (a medium that I am familiar with) I am keen to expand my practice into sculpture for the first time. I look forward to working together with the Metal Working, Wood Construction and Printmaking departments to explore new techniques and materials. 

Having moved to Suffolk from London recently, I look forward to meeting and collaborating with the staff, students and fellow AA2A participants at Cambridge School of Art.

 

I am interested in the way in which found images of works from antiquity and art history might be used to investigate my own responses to individual works, their themes and origins. Through repetition, obfuscation, abstraction and the exploration of material process, source imagery is re-contextualised and transformed to produce new hybrids. My paintings in acrylic are built up through layer upon layer of materials and techniques, as well as references to the history of the discipline. Beginning with imagery of a work from art history, I produce a silkscreen and through layers of print, drawing and paint the repetition of figurative elements gives way to a complex abstract composition.

The series that I would like to make at Cambridge School of Art is based upon a group of woodblock prints by Dürer, which I saw during a recent trip to the study room at The British Museum.

As well as a series of silkscreen prints (a medium that I am familiar with) I am keen to expand my practice into sculpture for the first time. I look forward to working together with the Metal Working, Wood Construction and Printmaking departments to explore new techniques and materials. 

Having moved to Suffolk from London recently, I look forward to meeting and collaborating with the staff, students and fellow AA2A participants at Cambridge School of Art.

 

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