James O'Dwyer Artist artworks for sale
Artist: James O'Dwyer
Live in: Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 3.00
James O'Dwyer Artist Bio:
Liminal Landscapes Combining a visual language of photography, paint, and objects collected from these edgescapes, the images I produce are constructed from location, fiction, and the observation of entropy. Liminal: lɪmɪn(ə)l. Adjective: technical. 1. Relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. 2. Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. Landscapes are constantly undergoing change, and are only presumed to be stable in the moment that they are experienced. The supposed timeless scenery enshrined in the British consciousness - the picturesque Lake District or Flatford, the setting for Constable’s Hay Wain - are relatively speaking, a snapshot in time. There exist, all around us, overlooked spaces between city and countryside. Drawn to these marginal areas of the cities I have lived in, the unloved often utilitarian spaces that form these ignored hinterlands, I make artefacts that respond to this changing liminal landscape. Over time visiting these places has formed for me the equivalent of the eighteenth century aristocrat's 'Grand Tour', dystopian and suburban rather than utopian and elysian. " James' images are drawn from an association of a dark nostalgia with solitary walks made in several countries.....they depict deserted spaces and structures provoking feelings of both curiosity and foreboding; empty in-between worlds uninhabited by the every-day. These are realms of absence, which may feel familiar although we have never been to these places." Fiona Swadling RWA Press officer James O'Dwyer was born in London in 1963, where he lived for the next thirty seven years in various god forsaken corners of that hungry city. James now lives in Bristol where he runs a foundation diploma in art & design.