To describe my personal work, in 2 words, you might choose abstract, adding evocative.
I was born in ‘The Atomic Age’ spending my Seminal and Formative years in the ’50s & ’60s, which left a wealth of visual archeology for my subconscious to interpret. I’m aware of these subliminal influences from my early years but try to avoid any deep self-analysis or focus, instead, preferring to keep an open-mind and tap into the atmosphere created via colour, shape, texture and form ~ In much the same way as a taste or smell can evoke strong emotive feelings, I am led by this imagery.
Along with traditional painting methods I use anything from wood, wire, pebbles or plastic to create the desired effects, including collected pieces and found objects which add a personal resonance for me, occasionally introducing aspects of puzzles or games to reinforce the imbued mood of a particular piece. However, my work is constantly evolving – at present I am focused on a series of Collage Editions, exclusively showcased here.
Exploring the geometric shapes of the Circle & Square, both perfect forms in themselves, has been another preoccupation – by a process of deconstruction & reconstruction, the basic shapes can evolve into completely new dimensions.
These images are created digitally & only available in Giclée – Artist ‘Edition-Print’ form.
Eurostar Exhibition Poster above
EUROSTAR PRESS RELEASE
James Marsh was born in 1946, spending his formative years in the ’50s & ’60s and readily acknowledges a mixture of subliminal influences from these periods, “It’s inescapable” he says.
He is an admirer & collector of Post-War Arts & Crafts and these aesthetics, along with an intuitive design sense, also permeate his Abstract Reliefs.
Marsh’s collages aren’t easily ‘pigeon-holed’ because they embrace elements from various Art Forms, combining 2D painting & 3D relief in Mixed Media, using anything from wood, wire, plastic & pebbles to paint.
He employs everyday items to great effect and incorporates collected pieces and found objects from various times and places, which also play the vital role of imbuing each work with a unique persona.
These carefully considered constructions have been accumulating since the mid ’90s and are now shown publicly for the first time.