JAMES JUDGE

Contemporary Artists
Bath

JAMES JUDGE

Ascend II

Fascinated by his local surroundings, James visits the Thames Estuary habitually, at different times of the day and under varying conditions.  Through constantly re-visiting and absorbing this environment, James has been able to paint a rich and complex portrait of the landscape that takes on an almost narrative quality. 

James has said of his paintings:

'Under a bleached out summer light or evening glow, the paintings contain pill boxes and structural remnants littering the Thames Estuary landscape.  A continuing interest in the bittiness of the despoiled working landscape provides me with a rich long term enquiry.'

Although James Judge's work in many ways appears to follow the tradition of landscape painting, it does not represent a slavish representation of what lies before his eyes.  These are not simply descriptive images.  Horizons are blurred and distorted through James’s investigative technique – of layering the paint and then literally performing an excavation of the picture surface.  The result is an image that is a more deeply considered interpretation of the landscape. 

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