Artist

James Owens

James Owens is a painter based in south-east London and graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2018. He was short listed for the Evening Standard Emerging Artist Award in 2019. 

Owens’ work gathers past, present and imagined scenes to form new narratives which operate in moments of liminality. In these works, he actively avoids being a puppet-master pulling the strings, rather he sits alongside the viewer and watches the performance unfold. These cliffhanger scenes allow the narrative to extend into future works. 

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By mainly working towards dramatic, large-scale pieces, his body of work presents an enchanting network of smaller sketches and studies, which participate in the construction of an overall narrative. This fragmented approach to storytelling is reinforced by the depth of each piece - created through a constant process of layering and re-working.

 

Hugely influenced by his childhood spent in the Cotswolds and a fisherman's village in the north-east of England, his source material varies from memories, archive photographs, sketches and objects. Film, animation and children’s books and their devilish undertones also play a part in his construction of narratives — for example in his use of dark silhouettes which roam through the scenes as burglars, strangers and the subconscious.

'With my work I'm attempting to bring a new amalgamated narrative that derives from a combination of my heritage, my own experiences and interests in different types of culture. I aim to be on the same level as the viewer with having the same experience of questioning the image and how it appropriates my own understanding and thoughts.' - James Owens

Drop 1 - Spring 2020

Prints

Other Artworks

  • Woman with Crow
    Woman with Crow | James Owens | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Walk on the Beach
    Walk On The Beach | James Owens | Original Artwork |  Partnership Editions
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  • Walk in the park
    Walk In The Park | James Owens | Watercolour on Paper | Partnership Editions
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  • Untitled (2018)
    Untitled (2018) | James Owens | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Two Courgettes and an Onion
    Two Courgettes and an Onion | James Owens | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • True Blue VI
    True Blue VI | James Owens | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • True Blue III
    True Blue III | James Owens | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • True Blue II
    True Blue II | James Owens | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Plant Still Life
    Plant Still Life | James Owens | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • My Ears are Getting Cold!
    My Ears Are Getting Cold! | James Owens | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Blinds Half Shut
    Blinds Half Shut | James Owens | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Tree Branch with Leaves
    Tree Branch with Leaves | James Owens | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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