James Cowland

FDip Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, UAL 2009

BA Hons Fine Art: Painting, University of Brighton, 2013

A tangental foray in medium-to-large scale oil painting, built around a nondistinct corporeal presence, described by colourful, ethereal forms and minimalistic figurative features. These paintings are conversations i have with myself over several weeks. The outcome is not pre-determined. The composition develops and clarifies from day to day.

"My artistic study has always been driven by introspection. I produce psychologically loaded paintings. As with any introspective line of inquiry, I seek clarity on my place in the world, and clarity within myself. In 2021 I split my practice, distinguishing the original as cowlandjames, and the other as jcowland.art in order to explore artistic potential without disturbing any previous canonical flow of ideas."


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