“spans 6 years of White’s practice, and includes an essay by artist Jake Chapman”
James White is renowned for his monochrome paintings that explore everyday minutiae. Working from his own photographs, an ostensibly insignificant detail or moment is prolonged, the act of painting introducing layers of time to a given moment, lending each work an intensity and tension. White’s paintings allude to a human presence without depicting any physical being. The resulting effect is a creeping awareness of incidents that might occur beyond the frame, activating the viewer’s imagination.
This publication spans the past 6 years of White’s practice, and includes an essay by artist Jake Chapman, a new short story by award-winning novelist Ned Beauman and foreword by Blain|Southern Director of Exhibitions, Craig Burnett.