Sharon James talks about her art.
Isn’t that what all art is trying to do? On some level?
There are events that punctuate your life with such ferocity that it is almost an imperative to visually document it somehow. This is the impetus that drives my work, it doesn’t follow any chronological order, as sometimes I need years to think about how I want to react and depict things that have happened.
Recurring symbols and motifs in my work.
I create symbols that are my own that can form my individual visual language that speaks of my experiences. These symbols only exist within my work and can recur to serve as an echo to former experiences. I hope to inject a sense of humour and pathos to help people to relate to my work.
My use of colour is also important although sometimes the clarity of black and white is necessary. In some of my most recent work colour and markmaking is the whole concept.
‘The true work of art is born from ‘the artist’ a mysterious, enigmatic and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject animated with spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.’ Wassily Kandinsky