James Barton (L4)BA (Hons) Fine Art
I have recently been exploring new ways of documenting and creating work; seeing as I don’t have access to many traditional art materials at home, I have been employing experimental techniques in order to combat this. I have been using my house and the sites around it in order to create work that responds to the landscape and how we navigate it. Radically changing my work ethic and overall materials has tasked me with creating work for our briefs in a manner that I wouldn’t have considered back in college.
I am mainly focused on the personal histories and current experiences of the home and how the home is being used during lockdown. Exploring my own past and the pasts of other artists has challenged me to create more and more personal and reflective work, largely in which I channel my inner critic to understand how soon art affects us in our lives.
Being able to study and understand the implications of this has affected each of my current projects, no matter their subject, and has helped me to consider the emotional value of making, no matter how bad a situation can be around us at the time.