After an early prognosis of autism, James – who goes beneath the set up J.O.T. – was in the long run in a position to overcome issues with communication with the assistance of photographs.
Now by means of his personal paintings 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 inside the utilization of recycled supplies started after noticing how disheartened buyers have been discarding their used and unsuccessful scratch-cards and by no means using a deal with the setting they littered.
J.O.T. discovered a option to repurpose them by sorting, tearing, reducing and separating patterns and symbols to develop his distinctive coloration palette for his paintings work.
A former pupil of Bradford College of Work, J.O.T. grew to change into impressed by utterly completely totally different artists together with David Hockey, Van Gogh, Seurat and the pointillist motion. He now makes use of his personal distinctive model to characterize his many pursuits in nature and the setting.
“From an early age, I frequently hottest to see litter in bins barely than spoiling the countryside, parks and seashore. I later realised how various of it might be recycled and this developed correct into a specific curiosity exploring my very private concepts in work.”
For 5 years there have been alternate choices for J.O.T. to journey collectively alongside along with his paintings work from galleries all through the north in Bradford, Cumbria, Durham, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Richmond, Ripon, Sedbergh and Wakefield to additional afield in Milton Keynes and Swansea.
J.O.T. could be collaborating with nationwide kids’s charity Caudwell Youngsters on an formidable, multi-canvas paintings work that may commemorate the complete historic earlier of the charity from 2000-2020. The paintings work is predicted to be publicly unveiled for the primary time at actually one among many charity’s needed fund-raising occasions in 2021.
For the second, although, the first objective is in on his From Waste To Wall exhibition – for the primary time all through the county the place he was born, East Sussex.
“Via the years I’ve beloved visiting Farleys Residence & Gallery: Dwelling of the Surrealists and seeing the number of paintings work and photographs on current.”
“I really actually really feel proud and comfy to have the prospect to exhibit my very private work at Farleys Gallery.
“Surrealist work frequently surprises me as I’m an artist who likes to create order from dysfunction. It fascinates me as quickly as I see a portray with gadgets out of context, positioned subsequent to no less than one one different for no clear perform.”
“I embody what’s most important to me in my concepts for collage: nature, locations visited and specific events. Buddies to my exhibitions respect the environmental aspect of me having the ability to flip undesirable provides into one issue ingenious and distinctive. I’ve been instructed that my work is admittedly inspiring and thought-provoking as folks perceive that I create work with a message.”
From Waste To Wall is on Sundays and Thursdays, Might 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 close to Harrogate nonetheless usually comes as soon as extra to Sussex to go to household in Eastbourne and Hailsham.