James Warren







James Warren

James Warren

Chico, CA


I am a street-level artist in Chico, and a BFA graduate from CSU-Chico. Build-up of entropy...order from disorder...higher, 'low brow' work...what else? My main website with statements is Coldiron Arts at http://2-james-warren.artistwebsites.com/ it's www.coldironarts.com

I can present somewhat of a sarcastic sense in some work, but I am included in the intellectual self reflection. I have witnessed my share of circumstantial and social ugliness, and, so, do sometimes make work that is intended as homage-to-beauty. This is counter to the main trend of academic and perceived-as-relevant art that is often abject or political in nature. Equality, fecundity, de-colonialism, neo-colonialism, self-determination, practical eroticism and assertion are significant trends.

Art figure models are all 18 years old or older with edit & release paperwork signed. Art models demonstrate creative courage to begin the transformative processes of figurative expression. Geopolitical and economic class constructs still suggest that labeling people according to ethnicity, race, national origin and gender are important, but I'd much prefer to do do away with that as much as I can in my art. Each person is a person, first, and not a representation of a labeled stereotype. I do, sometimes, use descriptive terms on my art in order to compete in the marketplace, but am seeking to describe people by additional, non-political terms.

Prints using combined vintage photos and my own digital photos are sums of raw art materials in re-contextualization. These types of compositions more formally might be seen as derivative-works-for-the-present-generation-and-marketplace. My input as an artist is to choreograph the disparate images into one picture plane, where no one photo carries the whole meaning of the new work. Vintage photos are, essentially, materials re-evaluated in meaning and aesthetic for contemporary display. Use of vintage photos might be met by the following concerns: 1. Reformatted from film print to digital scan 2. Only a percentage of a new composition 3. Not presented in their initial contexts 4. Images are in personal collection 5. Do not solely carry the full intellectual meaning of a new composition 6. Aspect ratio is changed, in some instances 7. Display new characteristics due to time and previous curation 8. Images used may be only extant examples 9. Presented in different scale than the originals.

These new compositions are, essentially, copyrightable, derivative compilations using public domain works without any known publication and reproduction restrictions. The public domain images retain their current status. Including my own design and images in these compositions strengthens the depth of "new composition/compilation/derivative work."

Artist at litratista sa Chico, California. Artist at litratista sa Chico, California. ศิลปินและช่างภาพในชิโก, แคลิฟอร์เนีย
Artist thiab yees duab nyob rau Chico, California. Artiste et photographe Chico, Californie. Чико, Калифорни мужийн Зураачид болон гэрэл зурагчин.


Source Celebration - Anya 2010 by James Warren


Signpost Decipher 2012 by James Warren


Pushing Shadows 2018 by James Warren


Entropic Pi 2018 by James Warren


Shadow Shirt With C. 2013 by James Warren


Esto Es Algo Para Los Dominicanos 2018 by James Warren


Don't Cease Understanding 2018 by James Warren


Penblwydd Hapus - Happy Birthday Abstraction 2018 by James Warren


Turged 2017 by James Warren


Continuing Her Presence 2014 by James Warren


Two Fence 2014 by James Warren


V. Inside The Beginning 2011 by James Warren


Inscription On Horizon 2014 by James Warren


In The Next World 2017 by James Warren


Just In The Mood For Sexy Equanimous by James Warren


Practical Reconciliation by James Warren


Mesmerizing Self - Deception 2017 by James Warren


Happy Secular Event Occasion 2017 by James Warren


Look Through 2012 by James Warren


Blue Shelled 2013 by James Warren


Hear There Here 2013 by James Warren


Parallel Earth Releases Two Strong Versions From Colonizing Pod 2010 by James Warren


Happy Birthday on your New Baby Graduation Anniversary 2017 by James Warren


Cover Bye Blue 2011 by James Warren


Increase The Self 2011 by James Warren


Mother Earth Brought You Out From Darkness 2010 by James Warren


Released 2016 by James Warren


Grasp by Julia 2012 by James Warren


Obstacle-version 2016 James A. Warren by James Warren


Mezcla-ish 2016 James A. Warren by James Warren


'Til Death Do Us Part - Halfsies, Anyway 2016 by James Warren


Julia and River Sculpture 2014 by James Warren


Honey Goddess 2011 by James Warren


Close Shady 2014 by James Warren


Sofa Smile Figure Blouse 2014 by James Warren


Pay The Stone - Bald Rock 2016 by James Warren


Cebu City Scene 2016 by James Warren


Bare Cage Safer Than Missing Jungle 2016 by James Warren


Old Work-horse 2015 by James Warren


Sunning - Up All The Way Down 2012 by James Warren


Whether It's Dusk In Ulaanbaatar Or Vienna - Something For Sainaa 2015 by James Warren


New General Vang Monument In Autumn 2015 by James Warren


Entering An Exit 2015 by James Warren


Error In Assembly - Clone Warning 2015 by James Warren


Satisfy Your Approximation 2015 by James Warren


I Nearly Was Myself In Future's Voice 2015 by James Warren


You Make Me Strong 2015 by James Warren


Organic Details Near That Strongly-held Dividing Line 2015 by James Warren