Artist Talk with James Little – The Art Students League

Artist Talk with James Little

James Little, Gypsy, 2008. Oil and wax on canvas, 74 x 96 inches. Collection of Dr. Riccardo Braglia, Lugano, Switzerland.

James Little is a meticulous craftsman who creates his own colors with pure pigment and heated beeswax, and layers each hue multiple times in parallel bands on the canvas. This technique gives his paintings a formal intelligence, a depth of color and an exciting energy that is all their own. In his new paintings, color and structure are critical fixations that in Little’s work complement his geometric pictorial style. The edges of his vertical bands are saturated with lucid color as they give way to other patterns – chevrons, rectangles and zigzag designs of varying widths. Little lives and works in New York City. He holds a BFA from the Memphis Academy of Art and an MFA from Syracuse University. Little has participated in numerous one-person and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe.

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