James R Ford

James R Ford’s reflections on existential living, use of everyday materials, and modes of presentation, reveal a fascination with process and the filling in of time. Contemplating our human needs and wants, the perils of choice, and the value of things and nothings in art and life. Ford, mostly a creator of text-based works, well considered objects, and deadpan videos, provides us with scenarios that have us pondering over the mundane or acting out the absurd as he invites us to look deeper into his works and what is taking place around us.

James R Ford - Penetrating The Calm

Penetrating the Calm, 2015
Cast acrylic, graphite
5.8 (h) x 10 (w) x 10 (d) cm

James R Ford - Using a sheet of paper to make a point about nothing

Using a sheet of paper to make a point about nothing, 2013 onwards
Ink on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
42 x 59.4 cm
Unique edition of 25 (signed and dated on day of production)

James R Ford & Shannon Novak -

James R Ford & Shannon Novak
U Can’t Touch This, 2015
Ink on 308gsm Hahnemule Photo Rag paper, augmented reality intervention, digital file, and software
84.1 x 59.4 cm