Architectural spaces, computer games and photographic realism all play a part in James Moore’s work. The highly detailed paintings are heavily informed by the aesthetics of games, comics, sci-fi novels and, sometimes, by real places.
These paintings all picture something expansive, something concrete, conjured up from fictional environments, sketches and photographs. Mo...tives differ from one painting to the next. One work may depict a virtual space, from an imagined world, while another might show a city park or a building from the real world. The painted scenes are never unbelievable spaces – they always stay close to the real, on the border of fiction.
James Moore is an artist and curator based in Cardiff. He studied a Fine Art degree at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. He was recently shortlisted for the Welsh Artist of the Year competition, and also exhibited two paintings in the National Eisteddfod in Wales. James exhibits regularly in group exhibitions and within his own curatorial projects. Over the past few months his work has been included in ‘Digital Romantics’ at Dean Clough Gallery in Halifax and in ‘Virtually Real’, in the Stanley and Aubrey Burton Gallery in Leeds and Blyth Gallery in London.