In this show, as well as in a forthcoming project at Kettle’s Yard and several solo shows in museums across the UK, James reimagines and reinterprets historical images, creating vibrant and innovative work.
At Lyndsey Ingram, James will present new work referencing two master printmakers, Kanagawa Hokusai (1760 – 1849) and Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528). A series of nine vivid, abstract paintings on aluminium panel respond to Hokusai’s The Great Wave (c. 1829). These will be shown alongside intricate, monochrome drawings inspired by Dürer’s clouds in Madonna with a Monkey (1498) and The Sea Monster (1498 – 1501). A fully-illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, with an original essay by art historian Dawn Adès.