James Cooper is an Australian artist living and working between Sydney & California.
He studied Visual Communications in Sydney, Australia and has lived abroad for many years in Europe & America.
James was hand picked by world art experts to show as 1 of 100 of the very best emerging artists in Sydney at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, March 22-25 2018, Australian Technology Park.
More info here: https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair/sydney-mar-2018
His work is inspired most directly by the natural environment, specifically the oceans and marine environments. Cooper likes to layer and texture his work, building up images up over a period of time – often taking weeks just to complete one image. His practice has always revolved around drawing as a way of seeing and understanding / interpreting the world around him. Time living and working abroad in London, Dublin, New York and Los Angeles has informed Cooper's process and influenced his aesthetic notions. A recent trip to Japan opened Cooper's eyes to a new way of seeing and his drawn and painted works have undoubtedly been influenced by this Japanese aesthetic.