PP40 - The man from Havana
This large painting is part of the presence painting performance*. This painting is inspired by a business man who likes to smoke Havana cigars . You can see cloud smokes in the orange sunset, discover the « Openflow» technique of James with delicate drips in the main colors of the painting: light blue, orange, light red. In the quarter, top right, you can see the cloud smokes in the orange sunset and the light drawing of a hand holding a cigar between his fingers.
*James creates an artistic performance called Presence Painting Performance (3P). It’s a new type of portraiture, an augmented portrait to catch the presence of the model. For each painting James invites a new person-model whose presence inspires him. Since 2005, he has produced 100 unique artistic performances.
Theme: Flowing Painting
Series: Presence painting season 6
Title: PP40-THE MAN FROM HAVANA
Date of completion: 2010
Place of realisation: Paris - Marais
Signature: FACE acronym (sjs) Upper left - BACK James Arax
Mixed technique: Colored pigments, glue, orange&blue ink on nylon canvas
Support: Nylon canvas
Size: 78,7inx66,9in 200cmx170cm
Area: 3,4m2 Height: 2,00m Width: 1,7m