Ann-Marie James

MA Fine Art 2012

Wimbledon College of Arts

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My practice, which encompasses painting, drawing, sculptural intervention and photography, employs quotation to explore my relationship with both the specific source material that I appropriate, and the history of the discipline in which I am working. I am interested in taking something that already has an established cultural reading that I can wrestle with, adapt, exploit, examine and transform. Operating within the existing aesthetic of a pre-existing image or object, I aim to make something that is both in keeping with, and at odds with, the nature of its source.

Aspects of purloined pictorial elements from art history are veiled, conjoined, contorted, revealed, emphasized, interpreted, translated, explored, repeated, omitted and manipulated, imbuing them with a new spirit to my own ends.

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