James Lumsden

REVIEW: James Lumsden in Visual Art Source

June 29, 2018 - John Zotos

 

James Lumsden impresses with a body of work that pushes the boundaries of painting itself. These abstract canvases in acrylic, executed between 2013-2017, represent a bold and adept vision whose sense of color and form are mature, captivating and full of feeling. Lumsden lives and works in Scotland and has exhibited internationally throughout North America and Europe. The paintings here range from small to medium in scale and are realized through an ordered aesthetic process wherein dozens of crystalline films of gloss medium and pigment are layered, pulled, and arranged over the surface...

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James Lumsden News: PRESS RELEASE: James Lumsden - Reflexion, April 21, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: James Lumsden - Reflexion

April 21, 2018

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present James Lumsden’s exhibition Reflexion, representing a body of work developed over the last three years. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 19th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, following the group show Manmade in 2016. Reflexion will continue through August 11.

Lumsden’s paintings continue to investigate how raw materials innate to the medium can be turned into something poetic – an object filled with light, feeling, atmosphere, and emotion. Led by his chosen medium and a deep understanding of the subtleties and contradictions of the painted surface, Lumsden expands the possibilities of the medium through adept experimentation...

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James Lumsden News: PRESS RELEASE: MANMADE , April  2, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: MANMADE

April 2, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of MANMADE, an exhibition of new paintings by seven artists...

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James Lumsden News: REVIEW: MANMADE in Modern Dallas.net, April  1, 2016 - Todd Camplin

REVIEW: MANMADE in Modern Dallas.net

April 1, 2016 - Todd Camplin

Holly Johnson Gallery celebrates their 11th anniversary with their vibrantly coloful abstract painting show...

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James Lumsden News: ESSAY: James Lumsden - Reflex, March  6, 2015 - Freya Cooper Kiddle

ESSAY: James Lumsden - Reflex

March 6, 2015 - Freya Cooper Kiddle

James Lumsden's new series 'Reflex' is comprised of paintings that emerge from baroque curves of light and color, which palpitate with energetic life. The artist maneuvers acrylic paint mixed with a gloss medium by using tools such as squeegees to drag and pull pigment across the gesso canvas surface, layer upon layer, to create a mesmeric world for his viewer...

 

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James Lumsden News: ESSAY: James Lumsden - Echoes, September 12, 2013 - Georgina Coburn

ESSAY: James Lumsden - Echoes

September 12, 2013 - Georgina Coburn

In many ways painting is an act of becoming, a search for resolution and meaning that acknowledges our deepest creative drives and aspirations. James Lumsden’s latest body of work reflects the joy of painting as an infinite source of connection and renewal. Led by his chosen medium and a deep understanding of the subtleties and contradictions of the painted surface, Lumsden expands the possibilities of the medium through adept experimentation... 

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