James Wolanin’s paintings transport the viewer to an effervescent,
candy coated world inspired by vintage advertisements, photographs,
and the artist’s own childhood memories. Identifying with Pop artists
like Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist, Wolanin taps into our culture’s
collective visual conscious, creating vibrant, stylized reflections of
American life. Sunny skies, bright smiles, and carefree Sunday drives
characterize the artist’s utopic vision, which blends a nostalgia for
mid-century america with a contemporary aesthetic. He notes, “I try to
bring the viewer back to a time of innocence.”

Wolanin’s background as a designer is evident in his dynamic
compositions, fizzing color combinations, and bold use of graphic
text. He forms each painting through an innovative stenciling
technique that builds layer upon layer, color upon color, and
concludes with a coating of surfboard resin – a fitting medium for
images that capture the jubilant atmosphere of 1960’s beach culture.
Beneath their glossy, seductive surfaces, the paintings swirl with
intriguing psychological substance: Wolanin does not simply paint a
scene, but constructs a fragment of narrative. Like the best
portraitists, he can suggest entire relationships and personalities
through a character’s pose or glance.
James Wolanin lives and works in New Jersey.


Acrylique et résine sur bois
format 120 x 90cm (48 x 36')
Prix: 9 000€



Acrylique et résine sur bois
format 120 x 90cm (48 x 36')
Prix: 9 000€

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