JAMES CARTER

Born, Port Chester, New York, 1948 –
Established American artist, James Carterīs paintings and graphic prints are best known for their capacity to invite the viewer to re-examine familiarity of common objects. His move to Berlin, Germany with his family from 1962 to 1976, influenced his early interaction with the DADA movement. He was intrigued by the collages of Max Ernst and the soft endless landscapes of Yves Tanguy; and his own early paintings were explorations of these elements. He initially studied architectural rendering and, after returning to the U.S. in 1967, he embarked upon an architectural career. Soon, however, he found himself rebelling against the strict rules of this trade; he felt there had to be a synthesis between drafting and painting. In 1970, he enrolled in the Sivermine College of Art, NY and received an A.F.A. in 1970.

During the 1970's, James Carter was Art Director of Warlock Graphic and of Jack Keller Designs, both in New York City. While focusing on endangered species, such as the buffalo and the whale, his work took on a more political overtone. In recent years, his art has become a means to explore the diverse relationships between the objects and the surfaces, using the tromp l'oeil effect to achieve luminous qualities of depth and space.

COLLECTIONS:
ABC Television Network, New York
The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut
Christian Dior, New York
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut




Nesting Theory
Airbrush on Canvas
24" x 24"
$2,600


Objects #1
Airbrush on Canvas
23" x 23"
SOLD


Siren's Song
silkscreen
26" x 20"
$650


Music Box Series #3
Lithograph
20.25" x 20.25
$400


Music Box #1"
Lithograph
20.25" x 20.25
$400



Music Box #2
Lithograph
20.25" x 20.25"
$400


Weather Vane
Silkscreen
25" x 28
$500


Toy Maker Series, "Electric Rhino"
Serigraph
12" x 15"
ed. 90 of 285
$400


Toy Maker Series, "Zebra"
Silkscreen
12" x 15"
$400


Tow Maker Series, "Wind-up"
Serigraph
12" x 15"
$400


Toy Maker Series, "Toy Cows"
Serigraph
12" x 15"
$400

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