James Carter – still lifes art

The still lifes of James Carter impel us to re-examine the common. His diligently orchestrated themes are sensitive voyages to the internal of a wondering mindset. Born in Port Chester, New york city in 1948, he lived in Berlin, Germany with his family from 1962.

While attending the Maryland Institute of Art, he was introduced to the airbrush as the vehicle to obtain the translucent work surface he was seeking. Using drawing techniques learned previously and making use of a stage-set environment, he began to incorporate both inanimate items with land and sea wildlife as subjects in surreal end projects.

In recent years, his art has become a means to explore diversified associations amongst items and surface, making use of the tromp l’oeil effect to achieve glowing qualities of interesting depth along with space.

The recipient of dozens of awards and honors since 1978, James Carter has exhibited extensively, together with one-man shows in Washington, D.C., New york and Los Angeles, California. His works are also contained in major corporate and local collections, including: Christian Dior, Inc., New york city, NY; The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut; The City of Miami, Florida; Yale University, New Haven Connecticut and United Jersey Banks, Princeton, Nj-new jersey.



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