James Robert Ford has stated that he has “an affinity with the dedicated train spotter or the bored retired man filling his empty days by covering his house in sea shells or building a matchstick replica of his town”. Ford’s works are concerned with loss of innocence and the endearment of the loser. Projects and investigations based around observations, process and play. Combining nostalgic/childhood visual references & ideas with humour, personal narrative and contemporary issues. Often involving the everyday, so as to tap-in to our collective memory/consciousness.
Ford is a multi-media artist currently based in London, England. He has co-written and illustrated the book/ House Gymnastics/, had work commissioned for the permanent collection at the Swedish Museum of Modern Art, was nominated for the British Art Show 6, and has received a number of grants from Arts Council England. Ford will be attending postgraduate study in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, during 2005-2007.
1999 – 2002 Nottingham Trent University [BA (Hons) Fine Art]1998 – 1999 Winchester School of Art (Foundation Course)
Jul 2003 Crem Brulay…, Northern Lights Gallery, 185 North St., Bedminster, Bristol
Jul 2003 Re-Form, The Art Exchange Gallery, Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, Notts
Jun 2003 P 420 Big Screen, Café Bar, Broadway Cinema, Broad St, Notts
May 2003 Crem Brulay: the art of House Gymnastics, Brahm Gallery, Alma Road, Leeds
April 2003 Radiator 002 Festival, Reception Foyer, Broadway Cinema, Broad St, Notts
James Ford participate in
I-Island – netart from UK and Ireland
RRF v.3 curated by Agricola de Cologne
Cinema_B – Slowtime? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
curated by Agricola de Cologne