Ann-Marie JamesShop prints
Ann-Marie James graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in 2012 with an MA in Fine Art and currently lives and works in London. James has exhibited in the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, Venezuela and the United States and has participated in residencies in Tennessee and Japan. Ann-Marie’s work is complex and intentional; working with already culturally defined, appropriated source materials, she develops and mutates the work. The repetitive layers of drawing, print and paint finally give way to abstract compositions that, whilst retaining a memory of their source, proceed to negotiate and create a new language. She says of her print produced with Jealous: ‘The print that I have produced began with the repetition of a single pencil drawing from a series that I made based upon Bernini’s sculpture ‘Apollo and Daphne’. Through layer upon layer of print, drawing, paint and medium, the repetition of figurative elements gives way to a complex abstract composition. Precise drawing intersects with splashes of ink and gestural painterly marks to form a metamorphosis of ‘The Metamorphoses’.’ Ann-Marie’s Jealous Prize print edition is now held in the Victoria & Albert Museum Permanent Print Collection.