PP18 - The real Estate agent
An XL painting. James invents a new portraiture with Presence painting performance. Abstract with few signs, words, shapes linked to the model as you can see. Why real estate agent? ...
Theme: Flowing Painting
Series: Presence painting season 3
Title: PP18-THE REAL ESTATE AGENT
Date of completion: 2006
Place of realisation: Paris - Secret Art Gallery Marais
Signature: Front: upper part left SJS - Back: James Arax
Mixed technique: Silver pigments, colored inks pink&blue, glue, black ink on canvas
Support: Nylon canvas
Size: 78,7x66,9in I 200x170cm
... The model was a real estate agent, a very talented and elegant young man. Passionated by his job in the most beautiful places of Paris. Sometimes over exited, maybe the reason why James created in the middle of the painting a skull full of neurons. Higher up, the large black gesture from left to right defines the limit between the inside and the outside, like the thickness of a skull.
As Art critics say, James creates a kind of cartography of the person, playing with colors, drips, words as a record of the painting session. Very fresh and blooming details are contrasting with the black and silver grey background of the canvas. The background in silver pigments changes with the weather, the light in your space. The painting creates intimacy in spacious spaces like offices or large living rooms.