Violet sur ton sein
Very poetic title of James! This painting is one of the 4 medium size paintings of this series. Full of gold in the typical OpenFlow style of James. Playing with the white of canvas with subtle purple.
It is inspired by the corset in fashion. The white form on the canvas represents the body. It seems covered in molten gold. James expresses here the pressure of the corset around the waist like a burn on the skin. But also the beauty of a wired structure that sublimates the body. The corset accessory inspires James because it has a long history and has always been controversial. The corset – a garment with a rigid bodice that incorporates boning and is laced together in order to shape the torso – has a controversial history. Today, corsets are still worn by enthusiasts and as part of fetishistic, cross-dressing and burlesque practices; and while they may no longer be part of the average woman’s everyday routine, they have never truly disappeared from fashion.
Theme: Flowing Muse
Series: Gold Corset
Title: VIOLET SUR TON SEIN
Date of completion: 2009
Place of realisation: Paris
Signature: BACK James Arax - acronym (sjs)
Mixed technique: Gold pigment, glue, acrylique, ink on canvas
Support: Fine linen canevas
Size: 25,59inx36,22in 65cmx92cm
Format: M -P30
Area: 0,59m2 Height: 0,92m Width: 0,65m