Presenting the Future and Family series.
Imagine a world of hyper- modernity with final physical detachment. It?s nothing controversial ? it?s taking place now. Immaterial culture is King. ?James White
Future. White?s exhibition presents the only constant: change. The statement attributed to great philosophers re-establishes itself in White?s conviction on continually building on past foundations.
Three pieces represent material realities of technology. Stripping the desire for the dubious excess of materialism in our daily lives, it?s a side step development for material culture. See My Death Pod, My Death Drive and My Death Space. Who?s living in Madonna?s Material World now? Technology allows us to access anything, anywhere and anytime.
Family. In amongst the works Chubby Man and Chubby Couple present consumption at its basest form, excess set against the quest for Eros. Encompassing White?s notion of the withering away of materialism, the work is apt; its lard composition drips away during the exhibition. No fear for the loss, the simulation can last forever. In Babies the beauty and oppression of the group is seen in the ghost-like babies set up in a darkened space in the gallery.
Reflections on materiality impacts my practice in that each step of the process is another step closer to death. The change is that in death space it?s always deferred. ?James White
When everything is at our fingertips - White presents an exhibition designed to make the viewer question how one fits into a stripped down physical reality. Seeking discomfort for the viewer, now that we have our lives largely simultaneously designed for safety and excess, White at least proposes that, in his exhibition, Everything Is Arranged for Your Ultimate Dissatisfaction.
At the show?s conclusion all unsold pieces will be dispersed. Come see it now, this is your only opportunity.
About the artist
James White hails from the music industry, having been engrossed in the visual arts since 2001. Currently enrolled at Chelsea College of Fine Art, this is the artist?s premiere solo exhibition and paves the way forward as one of London?s emerging contemporary artists. www.jamespaulwhite.co.uk