PP42 - The girl met in a champagne house
This XL painting is very powerful, energetic, almost like a volcano’s explosion. It evokes the popping of champagne corks. A stunning colorful painting for a large space. The copper pigments seem projected onto the canvas mixed with a red palette in the unmistakable OpenFlow style of James…
DESCRIPTION & DETAILS
Theme: Flowing Painting
Series: Presence painting season 6
Title: PP42 - THE GIRL MET IN A CHAMPAGNE HOUSE
Date of completion: 2010 (16-09-2010)
Place of realisation: Paris - Marais France
Signature: Front: Middle right Acronym (sjs) in a black paint - Back: James Arax
Mixed technique: Acrylic, copper pigments, glue, pink red black ink on canvas
Support: Linen canvas
Size: 79x67in I 200x170cm
Area: 3,4m2 I Height: 2,00m I Width: 1,7m
… This painting is inspired by a woman met during the opening of a contemporary art exhibition in the cellars of the Pommery champagne house in Reims, France. « I only saw her in the crowd, her long figure and her red hair. A virtual painting has been already created in my head, I cannot resist this picture which imposes itself on me. Fifteen days later she came to my studio in Paris - le Marais for the Presence painting performance ». JA
The fluorescent pink evokes the neon lights in the Champagne Pommery caves. What is incredible is that these caves of champagne were built from real gallo-roman crayères, 30 meters below ground. Gallo-roman architecture spans the centuries.
The artistic result is energetic, vibrant as Champagne!