“Girl with spheres – Marion Cotillard” by James Cochran aka Jimmy C belongs to his “Girls with spheres” series of paintings and murals.
Girls with spheres
James Cochran excels in the art of portraiture. His series “Girls with spheres” presents characters, famous or anonymous, surrounded by spheres. He explains the origin of this project in “Jimmy C, au coeur de la rue”, OpusDélits collection published by Critères: “the spheres are a logical progression of my pointillist technique where the dots become large, becoming first circles and then spheres. I began to imagine the subject in space, composing it with small spheres like atoms. The larger spheres are like planets and my work explores the theme of the human being’s connection to the atomic and interplanetary universe.”
James Cochran pays homage to famous people by painting them on the walls of specific cities, creating a link to historical, artistic or sporting events: Anne Frank in Berlin, Usain Bolt during the London Olympics, Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona or David Bowie in Brixton.
In this portrait of the actress, 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.
In “Girl with spheres – Marion Cotillard” we find Marion Cotillard, one of the many illustrious characters that James Cochran wanted to immortalise in his painting. A luminous and gentle painting.Discover the artist