Announcing the publication of Ann-Marie James: Le Monde Moderne, accompanying the artist's exhibition at Edel Assanti, London (in association with Karsten Schubert).
Executed on wooden panels, James’s complex compositions incorporate numerous processes: beginning as laser-engravings and then layered with ink drawing, acrylic and oil paint. The female forms of Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha serve as a starting point for this recent series, reworked as fragments that appear at moments within James’s abstract painterly chaos.
The volume includes illustrations of the series and corresponding drawings, as well as an essay by Charlie Fox that examines the work’s ties to Mucha and beyond.
For further information, see the Ridinghouse website.