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James Tatum, SWAc
On the Edge: Being In and Learning From the Landscape
A new and exciting body of work will be showcased at the gallery in a solo show starting on Saturday 5 November and running until Saturday 19 November.
Meet the Artist on Saturday 5 November between 1.00pm and 4.00pm and discuss his inspiration, techniques and latest work.
“My process of making paintings begins with long periods of slow walking in the landscape absorbing the sights, sounds, smells, and total atmosphere before attempting any drawings. I am seeking a total immersion of the experience of nature beyond any preconceptions, removed from any words, just pure reality. My paintings are born in the actual landscape, not mere studio inventions or “virtual landscapes”.
“I am seeking a total immersion of the experience of nature beyond any preconceptions, removed from any words, just pure reality”
Only then, do I make a series of drawings to collect the information to make the paintings. This process can take days or weeks before I am ready to begin painting. I want to express what it is like to totally experience a real place at a specific time. My response is intuitive and visceral and is therefore, “on the edge” of understanding.
It is not representation or abstraction that matters to me, it is reality.”