Galerie The Artist is pleased to present an exhibition of new oil paintings by Lebanese-French artist James.
An eerie silence surrounds the work of Lebanese-French painter James. In her paintings, James' color is not color, it is light and heat as they travel across space. The effect can only be experienced in person.
Just as Jame's color is not about color, her visceral surfaces aren’t about paint. The surprising variety of paint application - thick and thin, brushed and trowelled on, horizontal and vertical marks - always describes natural forces and movement.
Poetic, peaceful paintings like hers defy the verbal. They need to be seen!
James is a Lebanese abstract artist. Today she lives and works in Paris.
The artist paints vibrant, cheerful and colorful landscapes. Such a glorious torch, her works are a pure manifestation of the freedom, the reverie, and especially the intensity with which the artist feels the Levantine light in which her childhood was bathed.
In France, James studied Arts and then worked for Historical Monuments restoring churches’ retable.
Her impasto compositions in bright and lyrical colors variations produced by the palette knife create movement, such as a vibrant staccato rhythm.
The slabs of colors are extremely pleasing in themselves, showing subtle modulation, variety and an intrinsic feel for balance.
James’ work is influenced by artists as Nicolas de Staël, Nicolas Poliakoff, Etel Adnan or even Mark Rothko, which has always been her favorite artist.
Her nomadic spirit, the different cultures of the countries she has lived in are a constant source of inspiration. From her very colorful abstract paintings, James invites us to enter her universe where color supports line which writes as much as it draws.
James started exhibiting at only 15 and her work is still being exhibited in solo exhibitions in France and abroad.
Galerie The Artist is proud to present an eclectic variety of international artists.
Kindly message Nathalie Chouery, Creative Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Galerie The Artist was founded out of passion by an artist herself. Its plan is to make art accessible to all by organizing solo exhibitions and art fairs and to be able to continue the tradition of presenting emerging and established artists while focusing on developing the community around them.
In addition, Galerie The Artist is developing the “Art for Healing Project” in partnership with The Rotary International Club. Galerie The Artist will dedicate some of its proceeds to raise money and actively develop Art Therapy centers, buying equipment and utensils, trying to help overcome the difficulties and atrocities the children have witnessed through the Power of Art, and help nurture the hearts and souls of little artists within hospitals or refugee camps.
Art's healing effects can be appreciated even that much further. It does not take much to find a way to touch someone, to make them smile and to ease their pain.
All it takes is the Art of Giving...