Jim Harris, Weed 1, oil on canvas, 135 x 120 cm, 2012
We cordially invite you to the solo show in Berlin with the British painter Jim Harris.
„For me, nothing can replace working directly from observation.
I love the immediacy of painting with one brush on several sheets of paper at the same time, which will then form one image. Shifting from panel to panel gives me the visual sense of stepping outside the frame.
Working on location in this way requires a certain speed and directness that corresponds to my nature. I view, make bold decisions, and stick with them.
The white of the paper is always the lightest tone; once this has been painted over, there is no retrieving it. The paint dries rapidly and the image emerges. The success of the process relies on the dynamic of the first marks made – they are in that sense sketches.
My major concern is how to paint the world around me. “