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James Nares

English painter and filmmaker, active United States

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born in London, active in New York City since 1974. He was a part of the East Village art scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and made several films in this milieu from 1978-1981. He played guitar in the Contortions and percussion in the Del-Byzanteens, two downtown 'No Wave' groups active at this time, and founded CoLab (Collaborative Projects, Inc.). His paintings are abstract, usually large-scale, consisting of lone gestural strokes achieved with brushes the artist fabricates himself.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500110769.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to James Nares:

James Nares Starling, 1990 Color woodcut on Somerset paper
James Nares Unicorn, 1990 Color woodcut on Somerset paper
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