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Responding to a set of parameters, what the artist calls “visual algorithms,” and following them to their conclusion, James Siena creates drawings, prints, and paintings that combine mathematical precision with hand-drawn variation. Siena’s works, characterized by repetition and dense with lines, range from the purely abstract to the vaguely biomorphic to the figurative. Known primarily for his concentric or repeating contours and corners, a 2008 exhibition marked a departure, featuring greater irregularity of line and a number of drawings of human faces.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
James Siena: PaintingPace Gallery
Project Room: James SienaPace Prints
James Siena. Cascade EffectXippas
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The Narrows, 1998

Enamel on aluminum
19 3/10 × 15 in
48.9 × 38.1 cm
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London, Palo Alto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Geneva, New York, East Hampton, Palm Beach
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Medium

Responding to a set of parameters, what the artist calls “visual algorithms,” and following them to their conclusion, James Siena creates drawings, prints, and paintings that combine mathematical precision with hand-drawn variation. Siena’s works, characterized by repetition and dense with lines, range from the purely abstract to the vaguely biomorphic to the figurative. Known primarily for his concentric or repeating contours and corners, a 2008 exhibition marked a departure, featuring greater irregularity of line and a number of drawings of human faces.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works from Pace Gallery
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