PP19 - The italian architect
This large scale painting on canvas is largely inspired by classical architecture and feminity. The black tall lines reminds the columns of classical temple. James Arax is also an architect as you can see...
Theme: Flowing Painting
Series: Presence painting season 3
Title: PP19-THE ITALIAN ARCHITECT
Date of completion: 2006
Place of realisation: Paris - Secret Art Gallery Marais
Signature: Front: upper part left SJS - Back: James Arax
Mixed technique: Silver pigments, colored ink, glue, black ink on canvas
Support: Fine linen canvas
Size: 78,7x66,9in I 200x170cm
...James is inspired by an Italian architect encountered in Paris. A lot of discussions about art and architecture. As she was present in the studio for the painting session, James proposed her to participate with white paint on her hands. James indicates precisely where to place the paint on the canvas.
You can see the « Open flow » technique of James with drips in black, dark blue and light pink.
White is an important component of his painting. «The great painting does not require a lot of paint but a lot of vacuum » James Arax
In the middle of the painting you can distinguish the bust of the architect, a necklace.
Fluidity, lightness, the artistic result is an Ode to the feminity, timeless.