Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 30cm (H) x 30cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 11.8" (H) x 11.8" (W) x 0.04" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Jim Grundy’s acrylic paintings are inspired by colours and patterns found in the natural and built environment. Many compositions have been developed using mathematical processes such as symmetry, reflection and rotation. The paintings can appear to be in the tradition of hard edged geometric abstraction but the colours, shapes and relationships are rooted in observation of the real world.
This painting is part of a series inspired by the geometric patterns used by Native American weavers and potters. Similar patterns are found across the globe and it can be seen as a universal pattern. In this painting two overlapping ziggurat designs create alignments and scaled variations of shapes.
The paint layers were built up in response to the geometric framework with contrasting fluid washes of paint and areas of intense dense colour which highlight the interaction between the natural and manufactured. The painting evolved intuitively with varying degrees of control over the way gravity dictated the flow of drips in a similar way to earth processes such as sedimentation.
Based in: London
Jim studied Fine Art: Painting at Maidstone College of Art in the late 1970s. Alongside the development of his own practice he has had a parallel career in art installation and management which includes two decades work at the Tate Gallery, realising some extraordinary exhibitions of the world’s most inspiring artists. In his role as Head of the Art Handling department he also collaborated with architects on the design of galleries and art storage facilities, most notably Tate Modern and the Centenary Development at Tate Britain. He joined an international art shipping, installation and storage company in 2006 as Director of Art Operations. In addition to managing museum exhibition and storage projects, he project managed the development of five large scale museum standard storage facilities. He is currently working as a full time artist based at his London studio.
Jim has exhibited in solo and group shows as well as open studio shows in London. Most recently he has shown a selection of works at Olympia Fine Art, Red Dot Miami and Art Palm Beach art fairs in a collaboration with Steidel Fine Art. Most of his works are held in private collections.
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