James Moore

b. 1979, Cardiff
Lives and works in Cardiff, Wales

James Moore, <i> Cwmcarn on Fire July 2018</i>, 2018
James Moore, Cwmcarn on Fire July 2018, 2018

James Moore is a painter. His paintings, humorously sit in an awkward space between fact and fiction, referring to simulated worlds such as computer games and museum dioramas.

My work has evolved from a kind of straight forward photo-realist style into a painting technique that plays with mimicry. Im interested in a subversion of the role of a painter of realistic imagery. The only truth to be found in my work is subjective - the paintings are of subjects that are usually either fake, don't really exist, or are impossible to see in the flesh, but that still have a collective reality amongst groups of people. They act as a pointer to the plastic, simulated space that we increasingly inhabit.

In 2002 James Completed an MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Hes had recent solo shows at Elysium, Swansea; Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan; and many group shows including Saatchi Gallery, London; National Eisteddfod of Wales, Cardiff; and Paper Gallery Manchester.

The artist was in the following exhibitions:
Cities of Ash

Links :
  • James Moore, <i>ESA Orbiter Wreckage in the Bristol Channel 23 June 2016</i>, 2017
  • James Moore, <i>A Silurean Warrior Abandoning Cardiff AD74</i>, 2015
  • James Moore, <i> My Dream of Flying to Wake Island</i>, 2016
  • James Moore, <i> City of Hue in 1968 Recreated by Kubrick in East London in 1986</i>, 2016
  • James Moore, <i> Cwmcarn on Fire July 2018</i>, 2018
  • Extreme Metaphors  oil on canvas, 100 x 65cm, 2014