@6 months ago
Sick day coincides with snow day naturally resulting in bagel day. #vscocam
@6 months ago
I’m going to sit by the window today and let the sun shine on me as if it’s springtime. #vscocam
@7 months ago
#James White #realism #painting #photography #metallic #black and white
The Sink (version) 2009
Oil and varnish on birch ply in perspex box frame 133 x 100cm
Abstract Thoughts #2
C-type on Kodak Endura metallic paper. 67cm x 49.5cm Edition 5 with 2 APs
Often times I have issues with hyperrealist paintings that look exactly like photographs. They remind me of the dreaded high school still life drawing that was obliged to be part of the art school application even if it wasn’t that good. My issues aside, I can appreciate James White’s paintings even though they look exactly like photographs. To me, they look more like film stills from a moody, twisted, cult classic. They’re a little humorous, a little creepy. Perhaps White is depicting an American-Psycho-type obsession of objects or placement of objects found in what I presume to be his home, especially when a few paintings are different views of the same scene.
His photographs are of a similar caliber. Seemingly inverted flash photos printed on Kodak Endura metallic paper with titles like “Abstract Thoughts #7” enhance the disturbing feeling that began with the reference photos for his paintings.