James Tailor,  These Hand s, 2018 [Detail]

James Tailor, These Hands, 2018 [Detail]


Central Saint Martin’s graduate James Tailor is interested in allowing his works to exist as they are, freeing them from pre-established categories such as painting or sculpture.

Usually working with discarded objects that convey a sense of sadness and anticipation relating to Tailor’s own life experiences, the artist pairs them with acrylic paint which he then obsessively reworks over and over again by draping sculpting, casting and pleating it. The process allows Tailor to react to the tensions inherent to the materials used which simultaneously mirror the folding of his own personal traumas.


Press Releases

On Painting - Steve Caplin, Augustine Carr, Harriet Florence Farmer, Sally Heywood, Polly Johnston, Arthur Lanyon, Kate Palmer, Sean Scully, James Tailor

14 June - 28 July 2019


Exhibition History Highlights

2019 - On Painting, No 20 Arts, London

- The Size of Thoughts, White Conduit Projects, London

2018 - Two Cakes, Five Years, London

- Bound, Peer Gallery, London

- Form, Cob Gallery, London

- Club Conscious, Observatorium, Brussels, BE

- In Favour of Three Dimensions, MLF Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, BE

2015 - Complex Topography: The Garden, Global Art Project, Japan

- Print! Galerie 425, La Cambre, Brussels, BE

- Summer Show, Angus Hughes Gallery, London


On Painting

Exhibition catalogue
32 pages - Fully illustrated in colour
5.8 x 8.3 inches (14.8 x 21 cm)

Click here to download a pdf version of the catalogue

James Tailor,  Holding On , 2018 [Detail]

James Tailor, Holding On, 2018 [Detail]