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The work of Alexander James draws on the Vanitas tradition of the Italian Renaissance and the later Dutch Masters while making a few liberal interpretations. His work objectifies and delights in decaying fruit, cut flowers, insects and animal carcasses, placing them in familiar arrangements with a notable, but nearly often imperceptible difference - they are, in fact, underwater. James considers his work as much sculptural as it is photographic – each piece is built in his Docklands studio before it is submerged into black, velvet-lined tanks filled with highly purified water. Then they are photographed; often it takes just once or twice to get the perfect shot.

Alexander James Vanitas series. Dark Water., 2010

£280.00
H 50 cm x W 67 cm x D 2 cm
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About Alexander James

About the artwork

The work of Alexander James draws on the Vanitas tradition of the Italian Renaissance and the later Dutch Masters while making a few liberal interpretations. His work objectifies and delights in decaying fruit, cut flowers, insects and animal carcasses, placing them in familiar arrangements with a notable, but nearly often imperceptible difference - they are, in fact, underwater. James considers his work as much sculptural as it is photographic – each piece is built in his Docklands studio before it is submerged into black, velvet-lined tanks filled with highly purified water. Then they are photographed; often it takes just once or twice to get the perfect shot.

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