PP35 - The girl who loves art (79x67in I 200x170cm)
This painting is inspired by an artlover who believes in God. She is from Poland, living in Paris. Interesting talk about faith in God, which is an important component of Polish culture. It inspired James for the golden cross, one of the figurative elements of this abstract canvas...
DESCRIPTION & DETAILS
Theme: Flowing Painting
Series: Presence painting season 5
Title: PP35-THE GIRL WHO LOVES ART
Date of completion: 2010
Place of realisation: Paris
Signature: Front: Acronym (sjs) in a black paint- lower part right I Back: James Arax
Mixed technique: Acrylic, gold pigments , coloured pigments, glue, ink on canvas
Support: Nylon canvas
Size: 79x67in I 200x170cm
...This painting is very spiritual, it is both powerful and quiet.
James used a lot of golden pigments. He was inspired by the gold leaf background of religious icons that represent divine light. There are a lot of religious Christian signs like in the religious architecture or religious icons. James let the model write a psalm on the canvas. Letting the person write on the Presence painting canvas is proof of the model’s presence at a given time. A kind of strong authentication of the artwork. To tell you the entire truth, the painting session took place just few hours after the airplane crash with the president of Poland Lech Kaczynski on board. As a Poland citizen she was very shocked. So this painting is like a prayer for those 96 persons who lost their lives and their loved ones.
This model helped James a lot during his openings in Paris. James always says «There are those who talk and there are those who do. She is one of those positive and dynamic people that an artist needs to pursue his Artwork ».
Such a powerful golden painting!