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by Dana James

Size: 72 x 60 inches

Material: Oil, ink, encaustic on canvas


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"My larger pieces are essentially designing a universe, through use of a large variety of materials, some of my smaller, more narrative pieces are the inhabitants of this universe. I pour both water and oil media to emulate the feel and experience of water itself. I want the water to appear as a memory and I embrace a "washed" out look. I work on the back and front of canvases to achieve a simultaneous temporal and a­temporal effect. The encaustic series is a multi process of pouring, painting, carving, scraping and revealing until a texture of earth or water is realized, zoomed in." - Dana James

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About Dana James
Dana James, born and raised in Manhattan is a Bushwick based artist who's current body of work references Americana - subtle suggestions of swimming pools, hammocks and television sets from suburbia. This serves as an interpretation of a life that was not her own and the objects are often naive and imagined notions of other places, almost like distant memories. Her paintings pool up in such a way that traps water, air and light into her dreamy canvases and we fell deep for her work when meeting her at this year's Bushwick Open Studios.

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