Matt James Visualswww.ArtPal.com/mattjamesvisuals
Matt James (1975, Pueblo,Colorado, United States) makes paintings and drawings. With a conceptual approach, James tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations. His paintings are an investigation into representations of (seemingly) concrete ages and situations as well as depictions and ideas that can only be realized in painting. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work. His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With Plato's allegory of the cave in mind, he makes work that deals with the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented. The work tries to express this with the help of physics and technology, but not by telling a story or creating a metaphor. His works never shows the complete structure. This results in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical reality. Matt James currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.
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