Sandra James’ abstract forms explore the fragility of relationships, whether material, emotional or physical. Using the everyday materials of plaster, sand and enamel paint as a visual metaphor she has developed a language with which to explore the concept. Her work is not about direct representation; aware of human emotions and interactions she translates these rhythms into abstract shapes and forms, creating a dialogue between harmony and tension evoking a visceral response to the vulnerability of relationships.
Sandra James is a multi-disciplinary artist working between print, painting and sculpture. She graduated from the University of The West of England with a First Class Honours Degree in Drawing & Applied Arts in 2015.
She was selected to take part in The Drawing Laboratory, a residency at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland and also awarded a Creative Pathways Bursary from Somerset Art Works & Cavaliero Finn as an emerging artist. More recently Sandra was 1 of 10 finalists selected for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2017.