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James Nares, ‘Before the Rain’, 2015, Durham Press, Inc.
James Nares, ‘Before the Rain’, 2015, Durham Press, Inc.
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James Nares

Before the Rain, 2015

Screenprint
46 7/8 × 34 3/4 in
119.1 × 88.3 cm
Edition of 48
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Durham, New York
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Durham Press
James Nares
British, b. 1953
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James Nares is best known for his process-oriented paintings in which a large, isolated brushstroke appears to float across a blank monochrome surface. To achieve this sense of weightlessness, Nares invented a special apparatus that enables him hang above the picture and paint from directly overhead, avoiding any drips or other “sign of gravity” which might result from painting onto an upright canvas. Nares likens his artistic routine to hitting a home run in baseball, sometimes achievable in one go but more often requiring multiple attempts to accomplish. Though his emphatic brushwork resembles that of certain Abstract Expressionists, he sees his practice more as one of cycle and repetition as opposed to the relatively unconstrained mark making of the so-called “action painters.”

James Nares, ‘Before the Rain’, 2015, Durham Press, Inc.
James Nares, ‘Before the Rain’, 2015, Durham Press, Inc.
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About the work
Medium
Print
Publisher
Durham Press
James Nares
British, b. 1953
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James Nares is best known for his process-oriented paintings in which a large, isolated brushstroke appears to float across a blank monochrome surface. To achieve this sense of weightlessness, Nares invented a special apparatus that enables him hang above the picture and paint from directly overhead, avoiding any drips or other “sign of gravity” which might result from painting onto an upright canvas. Nares likens his artistic routine to hitting a home run in baseball, sometimes achievable in one go but more often requiring multiple attempts to accomplish. Though his emphatic brushwork resembles that of certain Abstract Expressionists, he sees his practice more as one of cycle and repetition as opposed to the relatively unconstrained mark making of the so-called “action painters.”

James Nares

Before the Rain, 2015

Screenprint
46 7/8 × 34 3/4 in
119.1 × 88.3 cm
Edition of 48
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Durham, New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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