James Sewell

My practice explores the value of the handmade and craft skills, through pattern-based paintings structured around the grid. Painting a pattern by hand creates subtle variations between each repetition. A “perfect” result that exactly replicates the initial design is impossible, because the hand approximates the ideal. It is the small flaws that make the work unique and personal; different to a painting created by someone else following an identical design. Do the imperfections that arise by transferring a design to canvas make the outcome “wrong”, or are they where the appeal lies?

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