Following an explosive first year of exhibitions and events (including work by Lydia Goldblatt, Khalil Younes, Sulafa Hijazi and many more, plus concerts from BJ Nilsen, Philip Jeck, Karen Gwyer, Awesome Tapes From Africa and dozens of others), Fuse Art Space launches its second year of exhibitions in Bradford’s emergent northern quarter with a solo installation by visual artist James Moss.
FEINT draws from a wide array of conceptual influences, from the tempting immersions of Roger Hiorns to Ernesto Neto’s attempts to connect the interior and exterior, and Tacita Dean’s projections and landscapes – the works position painting within a cinematic context, oversized and animated. As with Cindy Sherman’s desire to “make something out of the culture”, Moss’s work examines itself – the viewing is disrupted by the constantly changing light, the artifice slips.
“Moss has a preoccupation with the surface quality of his paintings; by using a range of paints and materials he forces a volatile meeting of colours resulting in a surface thick with reactions and unexpected collisions. This is one of the greatest joys of Moss’s paintings, they require of us (and reward!) the study of every corner of change and movement across the surface, consuming each intersection of colour; each gradation of form.” – Susanna Caudwell
James Moss (b. 1982) graduated in Fine Art Painting from Manchester School of Art in 2004. He has exhibited with Federation House, Greenroom and Brass Gallery in the UK and at the Cité de la Mode et du Design in Paris. His work has featured in The Independent, Corridor8 and Culture Vulture online and has received awards and commissions from Arup, HRC and Harvey Nichols alongside international private collectors.