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James March




Artist Bio


James March was a Cleveland-based artist whose works have been exhibited nationally. James attended The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Rhode Island School of Design, received his BA from Cleveland State University and an MFA at Kent State University. March was a highly respected artist and admired for his technical skills and his creativity in the Cleveland area and beyond.

He received an Ohio Individual Excellence Award for Painting in 2009. March has exhibited extensively on a regional and national level. His work is in the collections of PNC Bank, Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University.






Exhibition

Statement

My paintings are about space, form and energy. I generally start painting
without preconceived notions as to the final outcome and build space
through a series of constructions and destructions. The paintings begin with a loose set of limitations and directives. I often work with an abstract idea in mind, several scientific concepts come to mind, to give me focus. I then paint freely, gradually narrowing my focus and zeroing in on a composition that depicts a solid structure, intriguing space and a spontaneity of design. I am interested in complex spatial relationships that lead to a feeling of a comprehensive whole which has energy and a life of it's own. I am also interested in linear movement and visual paradoxes. I do a great deal of my composing on the canvas and never know what I will end up with until I am done.

In my recent paintings I combine the techniques of Abstract Expressionism and Geometric Abstraction with those of Op Art.

I call it Op Expressionism.





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