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.
Marion Cotillard is one of the many illustrious characters that James Cochran wanted to immortalise in his painting. A luminous, gentle painting.Discover the artist