James Clarkson's practice addresses a hedonistic idealism surrounding modernist art, design and interior living. He creates sculptures and paintings, which act as references or cultural signifiers, exploring historical contradictions between high art & design and low-end mass production. He is interested in the relationship between form, functionalism and meaning as modes of value and experience. His work looks to the past as a means of understanding the way we live now, whilst retaining an ambiguity for past, present and future.
For 'User Selection - Driven Evolution' James Clarkson has produced a new series of sculptures that form relationships with the history of painting as a process for the creation of objects. The sculptures in their presentation resemble abstracted elements of interior living space. As well as a new body of sculptural works James has also produced a one off digital painting.