PP51 - The girl from Norway
This XL painting in soft colors inspired by the Norvegian fjords is perfect for a cosy atmosphere. The long blue and pink drips invites you in a fantastic journey in peaceful and snowy, icy landscapes…
… While painting, James travels through a Norwegian girl’s story, somehow this is her abstract portait. James imagines the fjords of Sognefjord and Hardanger in Western Norway. For James, the fjord crystallizes the immense power of nature. He expresses it in the balance between colored drips and white canvas splitting the canvas vertically like the original glaciers. The white of the canvas is an important component of this painting.
The artistic result is soft, peaceful and luminous!
DESCRIPTION & DETAILS
… «The great painting does not require a lot of paint but a lot of vacuum » James Arax. As Art critics say, James creates a kind of cartography of the person, here he let her write « Skâl » which means cheers, he draws her little village in yellow.
Theme: Flowing Painting
Series: Presence painting season 8
Title: PP51- THE GIRL FROM NORWAY
Date of completion: 2011
Place of realisation: Paris Ivry-sur-Seine (Bibliothèque de France)
Signature: James Arax with logotype in red ink - bottom right
Mixed technique: Colored pigments, colored ink, colored pencils, acrylic binder on canvas
Support: Nylon canvas
Size: 78,7x66,9in I 200x170cm
The spirit of Northern Europe, frozen landscapes and brightness of the snow can fit in various interiors, bringing a kind of living window.
James likes to mix liquidity and solid pigments on canvas. Blue is one of the color James explores in his large scale abstract paintings.