Ann-Marie James

Le Monde Moderne
Text by Charlie Fox

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2015.

ISBN: 978 1 909932 17 3

Dimensions: 28 x 23 cm | 11 1/8 x 9 1/8 in

Pages: 40 pp, 18 colour ill

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.


Accompanying the artist’s exhibition at Edel Assanti, London (25 November 2015–6 January 2016), 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.