Brittingham's paintings on inkjet prints attempt to trace the erotics of ideology as it shapes and is shaped by the ever more entertaining and catholic permutations of image-culture, and the way these permutations give shelter to ever more nuanced and deviant fantasies about the nature of culture.
What I really hoped was that some of these paintings would have a feeling—like being invited to imagine oneself walking in a desert, and then coming across a tortoise, which you turned over on its back, and watched bake to death in the sun, beating the air with its legs.
James Brittingham received his MFA from Rutgers University in 2012 and his BFA from the Cooper Union. His work has been exhibited in: I-20 Gallery and La Mama gallery in NY and Jack Tilton in LA. Brittingham performed in and co-wrote Apartment (Mother Courage) at the Whitney Museum in NY.