James Dale's artwork creates a lattice of memories of the objects and places from his day to day surroundings. His unique compositions highlight the structures, shapes and detail of familiar and often forgotten objects.
Drawn by the details of places he visits on a daily basis, he uses photographs from his phone and images from memory to create his artwork. "I have a interest in land marks and objects that i encounter, I like to extract them from their surroundings and paint them by themselves. My compositions are slowly built up by these objects, the works are visual collections of memories as you move through your day."
His preferred medium is graphite and acrylic on wood "I have always preferred wood as you can treat it harshly. I scratch and sand back into my work to create varied tones and textures."
UNSW College of Fine Arts, Painting
Graphic Design, Shillington
Exhibition: Outside In, Gallery Eight
Exhibition: Terra Nullius, Gallery Eight
Exhibition: Dark Harbour, Gallery Eight
Exhibition: The Nagivator, Gallery Eight
North Sydney Art Prize
Exhibition: Playing with Perspectives, Deloitte Art Exhibition