“Boulevard Saint-Germain (uk)” by James Cochran aka Jimmy C, is a spray paint canvas.
James Cochran has a great artistic history with Paris, where he was received for his first European exhibition in 2006. His work can also be found in Vitry-sur-Seine, a hotbed of Parisian street art, in the form of the now well-known frescoes.
In this urban landscape, we find the particularities that contribute to the style of this extraordinary painter. A mixture influenced by the techniques of pointillism, drip painting, or aboriginal painting. But also by references to the history of art, from impressionism to graffiti, via social realism.
We are particularly struck by the juxtaposition of colours, reminiscent of Seurat or Pissarro. The juxtaposed touches of colour create new colours in the eye of the spectator. Above all, as with the impressionists, the form is not rendered by the drawing and its outline. But rather by the touches of colour. The movement of the character, captured in the present moment, is finally accentuated by the flow of the paint. This is one of the artist’s signatures. James Cochran’s paintings can be appreciated differently depending on whether one comes closer to distinguish the technique, or moves away to gain in sharpness.
This painting of the “Boulevard Saint-Germain (uk)” is luminous: with its light-coloured facades and the foliage of the trees in various greens, it is a springtime as we like them in Paris.
A beautiful painting that will be like an open window on your wall.
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