After an early prognosis of autism, James – who goes beneath the establish J.O.T. – was in the end able to overcome problems with communication with the help of photos.
Now through his private artwork work, J.O.T. highlights the damaging outcomes of single-use merchandise on the setting, by turning the waste discarded by others into his medium for expression.
His curiosity within the utilization of recycled provides began after noticing how disheartened shoppers have been discarding their used and unsuccessful scratch-cards and never utilizing a take care of the setting they littered.
J.O.T. found a choice to repurpose them by sorting, tearing, decreasing and separating patterns and symbols to develop his distinctive coloration palette for his artwork work.
A former pupil of Bradford School of Paintings, J.O.T. grew to turn out to be impressed by completely totally different artists along with David Hockey, Van Gogh, Seurat and the pointillist movement. He now makes use of his private distinctive mannequin to characterize his many pursuits in nature and the setting.
“From an early age, I on a regular basis most popular to see litter in bins barely than spoiling the countryside, parks and seashore. I later realised how a number of of it could be recycled and this developed proper into a selected curiosity exploring my very personal ideas in paintings.”
For five years there have been alternate options for J.O.T. to journey collectively along with his artwork work from galleries throughout the north in Bradford, Cumbria, Durham, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Richmond, Ripon, Sedbergh and Wakefield to extra afield in Milton Keynes and Swansea.
J.O.T. can be collaborating with nationwide youngsters’s charity Caudwell Children on an formidable, multi-canvas artwork work that will commemorate the entire historic previous of the charity from 2000-2020. The artwork work is predicted to be publicly unveiled for the first time at certainly one of many charity’s necessary fund-raising events in 2021.
For the second, though, the primary goal is in on his From Waste To Wall exhibition – for the first time throughout the county the place he was born, East Sussex.
“By means of the years I’ve beloved visiting Farleys Residence & Gallery: Home of the Surrealists and seeing the variety of artwork work and footage on present.”
“I actually really feel proud and comfortable to have the prospect to exhibit my very personal paintings at Farleys Gallery.
“Surrealist paintings on a regular basis surprises me as I am an artist who likes to create order from dysfunction. It fascinates me as soon as I see a painting with devices out of context, positioned subsequent to at least one one other for no clear function.”
“I embody what’s most crucial to me in my ideas for collage: nature, places visited and explicit occasions. Friends to my exhibitions respect the environmental side of me being able to flip undesirable supplies into one factor ingenious and distinctive. I’ve been instructed that my work is admittedly inspiring and thought-provoking as people understand that I create paintings with a message.”
From Waste To Wall is on Sundays and Thursdays, May 20-July 11 at Farleys Gallery, Muddles Inexperienced, Chiddingly, BN8 6HW. Gallery open: Sundays and Thursdays, 10am-4.30pm. Pre-book on-line (exhibitions and yard ticket).
James lives in Pateley Bridge near Harrogate nevertheless normally comes once more to Sussex to go to family in Eastbourne and Hailsham.