Le Monde Moderne
Young British artist Ann-Marie James’s paintings, animated by rich layers of material and technique, encompass a multitude of visual forms and historical references. Executed on wooden panels, the complex compositions begin as laser engravings, which are then layered with ink drawing, acrylic and oil paint. In this recent series, James reworks fragments of the female forms of Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha into her own abstract painterly chaos. Accompanying the artist’s 2015 exhibition in London, this small exhibition catalog documents the series and corresponding drawings, and includes an essay by British art critic Charlie Fox examining James’s ties to Mucha and beyond.
9 x 11 inches / 40 pp / 18 color
Retail Price: $19.95
EDEL ASSANTI, LONDON