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James March combines geometry and abstract expressionism; “Abstract” is not a genre, nor is it a style. If anything ties together the various modes of painting called “abstract,” it is the fact that they do not aim to depict things as they look to the naked eye. Abstraction thus encompasses diverse, sometimes opposing tendencies. It can be as strict as geometry, or as intuitive and formless as mysticism. James March has challenged himself to bring together traditions of abstraction and combine the geometric and intuitive.  In his recent acrylic works, March aims to synthesize geometric abstraction, op art and abstract expressionism. It is March’s relationship to op art that is the most unconventional. Traditional op artists are self-taught vision scientists who use their optical knowledge to produce various illusory effects. These trick the eye into seeing colors that aren present in the paint, or into sensing motion in a static picture. Rather than theseMarch special effects, March is drawn to op art for its use of repetitive geometric patterns.

James March
James March
James March
James March
James March
James March
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