James Nares, ‘Untitled’, 2017, Painting, Oil on gator foam, Free Arts NYC Benefit Auction
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James Nares

Untitled, 2017

Oil on gator foam
11 × 9 in
27.9 × 22.9 cm
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Free Arts NYC Benefit Auction

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Signed on back center
James Nares
British, b. 1953
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James Nares is best known for her 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 her 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 her artistic routine to hitting a home run in baseball, sometimes achievable in one go but more often requiring multiple attempts to accomplish. Though her emphatic brushwork resembles that of certain Abstract Expressionists, she sees her practice more as one of cycle and repetition as opposed to the relatively unconstrained mark making of the so-called “action painters.”

James Nares, ‘Untitled’, 2017, Painting, Oil on gator foam, Free Arts NYC Benefit Auction
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About the work
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Free Arts NYC Benefit Auction

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Medium
Signature
Signed on back center
James Nares
British, b. 1953
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James Nares is best known for her 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 her 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 her artistic routine to hitting a home run in baseball, sometimes achievable in one go but more often requiring multiple attempts to accomplish. Though her emphatic brushwork resembles that of certain Abstract Expressionists, she sees her practice more as one of cycle and repetition as opposed to the relatively unconstrained mark making of the so-called “action painters.”

James Nares

Untitled, 2017

Oil on gator foam
11 × 9 in
27.9 × 22.9 cm
Bidding closed
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