I Dream in Colour
14 Nov 2019 – 31 Jan 2020
Preview: Thur 14 Nov – 6-8pm
“My name is James Gray and I dream in colour.
I believe colour has a powerful effect on people, and art is a wonderful tool. Hopefully my art brings joy and happiness into people’s lives”
“I love the mess, it’s my friend. I always know when I’m finished. I feel drained and absolute, it’s a beautiful feeling”,
James says of his creative practice.
Outpost is proud to present ‘I Dream in Colour’, a solo-exhibition of fantastic paintings by James Gray in which colours collide and textures slide to inspire happiness. Explore the swirling spectrums of rich acrylic captured on canvas that seduce the viewer.
Self-taught artist James, who lives and works in London, has experimented with different techniques during his journey with art over 10 years, learning how to mix colours and discover new ways to use paint for high impact. He loves to immerse himself in the experience and enjoyment of painting, and is constantly surprised by what emerges. Also by viewers interpretation of what they see in his work. This sense of wonder and discovery inspires James to develop his work as a self-employed artist.
Previous exhibitions in London include: 54 The Gallery, Mayfair (2019); Cafe Art, Hampstead School of Art and Spitalfields Market; Face Value 2, Katie Piper Foundation; Outpost (2017); Artist in Residence, Old Diorama Arts Centre (2017), The Guardian, Kings Cross.
Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) are proud to provide a platform for James Gray in his second exhibition at Outpost, following his hugely successful show in 2017.
A participant of PBHA Supporting Makers programme, which provides tailored support for artists and makers who may be affected by homelessness, mental health issues, disabilities or other barriers.
Profits from sales of artwork go directly to the artist, and help to sustain PBHA adult learning opportunities, enabling local people to build on their strengths and achieve greater independence.
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