James Esber


Untitled (Hybrid On Red), 2001, gouache on paper, 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.

Scrum, 2008, acrylic on PVC board, 109 x 87 in.

Yankee Boulevard, 2003, acrylic on PVC board, 84 x 72 in.

Hummel Sandwich, 2001, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Untitled (White Hybrid), 2006, acrylic on paper, 19 x 17 in.

Self Portrait Of The Artist As A Foursome, 2000, acrylic on unprimed canvas, 74 x 55 in.

Mermaid Avenue, 2003, acrylic on PVC board, 74 x 54 in.

Artist Statement

I am pursuing two bodies of work simultaneously. The acrylic paintings are made by redrawing a found image one part at a time, allowing for doodle-like digressions and resulting in odd myopic distortions. The plasticine pieces are done directly on the wall, pushing and manipulating the clay by hand and leaving a surface covered with fingerprints. What unifies these two approaches is an interest in the physical distortion of socially charged images (NYFA).

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