James Nunn

James Nunn


Vendor Biography

I am a British artist, born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1973. My work sells all over the world and I regularly exhibit in London, my home city of Bath and around the UK.

Drawing is at the core of my work. I am interested in mark-making and my subject matter, predominantly the natural world, is simply something to hang the marks on. Each piece is an exploration of the drawing surface and the stuff that makes the mark, be it ink, charcoal, pastel or whatever comes to hand. The process of printmaking adds another dimension to that exploration as I literally cut away the surface to create the image. I love the process and the uncertainty of what will be revealed. However clear one’s intentions, there are always surprises.

My most recent work brings together these formal preoccupations with the recurring subject of the natural world and endangered species. The process of making the work, cutting it out of a surface, is like excavating something from a lost world. In the printing process this notion of ink on the page, analogous with book production, makes the medium active in the meaning of the work – the vehicle for something lost, existing only in the memory, immortalised in books.


If you'd like to commission a piece please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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