PP20 - Miss France
This painting is inspired by a Miss France who James Arax met at a party of a friend in Paris. Here James mixes liquidity and solid pigments on this large canvas. He uses colored matter, here clusters of red pigments to represent the density of certain parts of the body...
Theme: Flowing Painting
Series: Presence painting season 3
Title: PP20-MISS FRANCE
Date of completion: 2006
Place of realisation: Paris - Secret Art Gallery Marais
Signature: Front: upper part left SJS - Back: James Arax
Mixed technique: yellow pigments, colored ink, glue, blue ink on canvas
Support: Nylon canvas
Size: 78,7x66,9in I 200x170cm
...The portrait is certainly one of the most complex and fascinating genre in the history of Western painting. It is the desire to perpetuate memory by visual memory. This painting perpetuates the memory of an intense exchange between the painter and the model. James uses his quick and liquid OpenFlow style to register the exchange on the canvas.
James let the Miss write her name and the date on the canvas.
« This moment is very important because the painting physically registers the presence for ever of the model on the canvas. Concretely, it is the movement and the energy of the model which transport the paint on the canvas. However, the model is not totally free in the form of its inscription. James gives her directions for shape, color and placement on the canvas. The content is free. » James Arax about the signature of the Presence painting model
It was the 14th of July, the France’s National day, it makes sense to a Miss France! The painting is full of Sunny light of the Summer time in Paris.
The artistic result is bright and glamour with the pink shape of Miss France.