JAMES ARAX BIOGRAPHY 2/8 - Presence painting
PRESENCE PAINTING PERFORMANCE
“With Presence painting I revisit the art of the portrait. It is my masterpiece. It is an artistic performance centered on the realization of the portrait of a person-model with a disruptive spatial device.
James Arax and his model after the Presence painting session N°55
I produce an assembly of works carried out on different supports to capture the presence of the model: painting, drawings, photos and video. The central piece is a painting of 170x200cm made with the model during a painting session that never exceeds one day. »
Living with a large canvas « Presence painting » is a unique artistic experience!
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Presence painting Wine realised with the owner of the Château Haut Bergey, wine Castel in Pessac Leognan near Bordeaux
PRESENCE PAINTING LIVE SHOW at CENTRE POMPIDOU-PARIS!
James Arax made his first "Presence Painting Performance" with the public at the Georges Pompidou Contemporary Art center in Paris in 2006.
The first Presence painting performance live with the public at the Georges Pompidou Art center in Paris - 2006.
James asked the public to film themselves via a screen and a remote control. The live drawings made by James on his sketchbook were projected on a giant screen. In this performance, James had already anticipated the advent of selfies and social networks with the rise of contemporary individualism.