James Feraciour is a painter and sculptor whose work celebrates the limitations of human
perception and awareness. 2012 has been a busy year for James with 20+ local, national and
international exhibitions, commissions including work for the Silver Jubilee, and work featured in
international media including The Huffington Post, Design Week, and The One Show.
Upcoming exhibitions include a commissioned international show at AENY (Brooklyn, NYC,
November 2012 - January 2013) and ISE Cultural Foundation (SoHo, NYC, March - April 2013).
Present was started in Spring of 2011, and finished early 2012. It was inspired by Ambrogio
Borgognone's Madonna and Child (1490s), and was painted as a response to that. As with each
of my paintings, it became a journey of discovery in itself. The process was particularly poignant
as it served as a catharsis, allowing me to explore feelings of love and loss related to a recent
family break-up (losing my partner and infant child). In March of this year I found out that
Present had won The Kress Project, an international art prize awarded by The Georgia Museum
of Artand The Samuel H. Kress Foundation of New York. My original statement regarding
the painting can be found here: http://www.georgiamuseum.org/kressproject/view-entry/present