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James Warren

James Warren

Chico, CA

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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.

 

Mesmerizing Self - Deception 2017 by James Warren

 

Happy Secular Event Occasion 2017 by James Warren

 

Avoidance Of Participation Straightaway 2017 by James Warren

 

Look Through 2012 by James Warren

 

Blue Shelled 2013 by James Warren

 

Hear There Here 2013 by James Warren

 

Gymbat Tyfufyrt 2017 by James Warren

 

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

 

Cover Bye Blue 2011 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

 

Qualcosa Per Parma E Milano 2016 by James Warren

 

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

 

Julia and River Sculpture 2014 by James Warren

 

Close Shady 2014 by James Warren

 

Pay The Stone - Bald Rock 2016 by James Warren

 

Cebu City Scene 2016 by James Warren

 

Magellan's Final Twilight 2016 by James Warren

 

Bare Cage Safer Than Missing Jungle 2016 by James Warren

 

Old Work-horse 2015 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

 

You're Not Responsible To It Yet Somehow I'm Doing It Wrong? 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

 

Not Going To Buy This Guy's Art For The 387th Time 2015 by James Warren

 

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

 

As I Exited The Conference I Ignored This Abstraction 2015 by James Warren

 

Onioned 2015 by James Warren

 

Fading Four Directions Memorized - Something For Sarah Centerville 2015 by James Warren

 

You Look For Me When You Tire Of Travel Glory And Things 2015 by James Warren

 

Portal You Leapt Through To Chase My Next - To - Nothingness 2015 by James Warren

 

Persona - Obscured Idol Adherence 2015 by James Warren

 

There-d More-d 2010 by James Warren

 

Patient Edge Of Storm 2015 by James Warren

 

Tide Twilight 2010 by James Warren

 

Looking Away Is Looking Towards Because One Eye Deceives Another 2015 by James Warren

 

Plain Trap Of Binary Complacence 2015 by James Warren

 

Corner Defeating Class 2015 by James Warren

 

Remnants' Future 2015 by James Warren

 

Something I Didn't Really Notice In The Bank Lobby 2015 by James Warren

 

I Won't See You Until It's Too Late 2015 by James Warren

 

Pried Future 2015 by James Warren