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James Self

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Degree: BA Fine Art
University: Surrey Institute of Art and Design
Graduation Year: 2001

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Walking home on a winter’s day feeling glad to be living in the city. A highly accomplished painter, James Self’s luminescent urban reflections seem to be describing a homecoming. Employing the recurring motif of light shining in the distance, each of these works is distilled with a hopeful quality perhaps not at first apparent.

Artist Statement

I am a painter, living and working in London, mainly working on paintings of British and European landscapes. I grew up in rural Suffolk - a landscape that still exerts an influence on my work- and currently paint in my London studio. My work is influenced by many factors – the experience of walking through landscapes, changes in light, weather and atmosphere. and the edges of places where human history and activity interact with other parts of the natural environment. In recent years I have featured in many group exhibitions and have works held in collections in the UK, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden.

Group Exhibitions

2019, Tattoo Circus, ExFed, Manor House, London
2019, Temporary Autonomous Artists, TAA, Lewisham, London
2018, Open House, 47 Beatty Road, London
2016, Winter Exhibition, The Pin Mill Gallery, Pin Mill, Suffolk
2015, Transform, The Mill, Walthamstow, London
2015, The Transient Nature of Light, The Bank, Eye, Suffolk
2015, Landscape and the Horizon, The Bank, Eye, Suffolk
2014, Open Exhibition, The Bank, Eye, Suffolk
2014, The Artist’s Journey, The Bank, Eye, Suffolk
2013, Across the Land and the Water, No.70 Pop-Up Shop,, Lavenham, Suffolk
2013, The Long Memory, The Stone Space, Leytonstone, London
2011, London Lives:Travel, Bankside Gallery, London
2011, Ipswich Art School Charity Auction, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk
2011, Spring Open, Rebel HQ, Haggerston, London
2010, Siege of Sydney Street, Freedom Bookshop, Whitechapel, London
2010, Quadratshow, Druck Dealer, Hamburg, Germany
2009, Squaring up the Decade, NO:ID Gallery, Whitechapel, London
2009, Open, Halfpenny Home, Needham Market, Suffolk
2008, Art Is Fayre, The Jago, Shoreditch, London
2008, Bombs and Landscapes, NO:ID Gallery, Shoreditch, London
2007, Climate of Change, Union Street Gallery, Southwark, London
2007, OuLond, Kellarigalleria/Real Deal, Oulu, Finland
2007, Angel of Dog, Mezkalito Gallery, Bethnal Green, London
2006, Art Not Oil, Belmont Cinema, Aberdeen; Northampton Fish Market; Camp for Climate Action, Yorkshire; Big Green Gathering; Foundry, London; 491 Gallery, London, UK
2005, Art Not Oil, Bournemouth University; Bongo Club, Edinburgh; Forth Hotel, Newcastle; Oxford House, London; Edinburgh University; Institute for Autonomy, London, UK
2005, Hackney Summer Salon, Hackney Museum, Hackney, London
2002, Sabotage the War Effort, The Foundy, Old Street, London
2001, La Merde et la Mort, Chez Robert, Rue de Rivoli, Paris
2001, Issed, Five Years Gallery, London
2000, Meat Tree, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey

Original works:

Northern Sea

By James Self

£180

Imaginary Prison, After Pirane...

By James Self

£800

October Evening in Victoria Pa...

By James Self

£180

Under Faro Voltiano

By James Self

£175

Warwick Reservoir East

By James Self

£160

Vulcano Sunset

By James Self

£1200

Leyton Marsh

By James Self

£800

River Cam at Jesus Lock

By James Self

£1400

Glendalough Upper Lake

By James Self

£180

Bow Sunrise

By James Self

£160

Thames Barrier

By James Self

£800

Woolwich Ferry

By James Self

£180

West Ham Station

By James Self

£750

Walthamstow Reservoirs

By James Self

£450

Howth

By James Self

£750

Rising Sun Hill

By James Self

£850

Coppermill Lane Waterworks

By James Self

£800

Coppermill Lane

By James Self

£700

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Quintrell Downs

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Daubeney Orchard

By James Self

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Lee Navigation

By James Self

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Hackney Marsh

By James Self

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Coalhouse Point Radar Tower

By James Self

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Summer Storm Over Rattlesden

By James Self

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Greenwich Sunset

By James Self

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Westwood Marshes Walbersick

By James Self

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Marlow Lock

By James Self

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Between Buxhall and Rattlesden...

By James Self

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Bramford Road

By James Self

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Tempesta Sul Cimitero di San M...

By James Self

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Hackney Cut

By James Self

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Three Views of the Venetian La...

By James Self

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Winter Sunrise from the Roof o...

By James Self

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Distant Rain

By James Self

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Doggerland

By James Self

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Rattlesden Mill Hill

By James Self

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View of Bruges from the Belfor...

By James Self

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Manningtree

By James Self

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Rainstorm Over Monkstown and D...

By James Self

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Castello della Dragonara

By James Self

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Mersey Ferry

By James Self

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Howth Harbour

By James Self

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Suffolk Spring

By James Self

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Royal Albert Dock

By James Self

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Night on the Reservoirs

By James Self

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Mont Blanc and Val Ferret

By James Self

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