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James Sheriff
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Buy Contemporary abstract paintings by James Sheriff.

The work of James Sheriff is unashamedly influenced by early modernist painters. His use of colour and form is reminiscent of the artworks that came out of the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements.

The clarity and rhythm of his work is however firmly rooted in the 21st Century; offering a new perspective on the themes and concerns of the early pioneers of modern abstract art.

As well as the paintings featured on this Website, James Sheriff also works to commission. James is available to work on both abstract and portrait paintings.

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When contacting James, please ensure that you make it clear you are enquiring about work shown on the Arts Ablaze Website.



Artist's Statement

"I suppose I inherited my aptitude for art from my late mother, who was a head artist with 'Royal Worcester Porcelain'.

From an early age I would spend long periods in seclusion, painting and drawing. For many of my peers, this behaviour was attributed to introversion.

I maintained my interest in art throughout my education, and my first job was as a retailer of fine art materials. This provided me with an extensive working knowledge of the materials and processes available to artists.

I have had some work exhibited with ‘Warstone & Turner’ art gallery, but I have mostly restricted my art production to commissions for friends, acquaintances and for my own enjoyment.

In May 2002 a mutual friend showed some of my early work to an interior design/mural company, named ‘Shades of Light’, at which point I became their head artist. This in turn, generated interest in my private work and consequently I decided to exhibit in the public domain."

Creative Process

"I often feel the need to create abstract art without complexity, using basic shapes and simple designs.

I believe that a painting of this type should contain only the elements necessary to achieve structure and balance. The resulting forms and structures constitute the attributes of a painting that are primarily responsible for making my artworks both harmonious and environmentally enhancing.

My use of organic free-flowing shapes and bright colours implies a sense of movement and energy. This gives contrast to the static structural elements of my paintings, but does not overwhelm them. I intend this to provide a ‘nature like’ ephemeral dynamic."

Influences

"My artistic interests lie in the Bauhaus & De Stijl movements of the 1920's. The pioneering design and art of Gerrit Rietveld and Wassily Kandinsky has made a great impression on me, whilst my favourite contemporary work is that of Andy Goldsworthy."

James Sheriff

You can see more paintings by James Sheriff on his Website: ra.sheriff.users.btopenworld.com

 
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Dynamic 1 By Antonio Monago.   Set Rotation - A Painting by James Sheriff.   Small Primary Mix - A Painting by James Sheriff.   Retro With Yellow & Blue - A Painting by James Sheriff.
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