My interdisciplinary practice weaves together photography, drawing, painting, and digital processes. I begin with a foundation of photography. I take pictures of ordinary scenes and common objects, usually on walks through my neighborhood, but also when traveling. I select photographs that I think will blossom into something new. My process uses fragmentation, re-scaling, and variation to make the initial photographic collage.
Using an iPad I finger-paint lines, shapes, and colors on the photograph to complement what is already there. Fingertips are wildly inaccurate on a tablet screen but I use this to my improvisational advantage. The intermediate step is an altered digital file. The final step is the finished work printed on lustrous vinyl.
I’m inspired by a wide variety of contemporary art, photography, theater, international cinema, Minoan paintings, everyday visual experience, and unforeseen anomalies.
James Byrne * email@example.com * 612-702-5849
883 Linwood Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105