I have always been compelled to create. Drawing always came naturally to me, even at the young age of three, so I guess I was “born to be an artist” (so to speak).
I became aware of the power of creativity when I would become lost for hours at a time drawing and painting in my youth. It was like a meditative trance and I always felt rejuvenated when I re-entered reality. That awareness of the power creativity had was once again brought upon me when my father, feeling threatened by my artistic compulsion, gathered up my art and burned it in the fireplace in front of me.
The ebb and flow of art is something that is extremely familiar to James Picard. However, for those who appreciate & collect art, participation becomes another matter entirely. Bids, art shows and auctions are vital to building a robust collection of masterworks – but what about everyone else?
VANCOUVER, BC – The Dark and the Wounded, the newest series from Canadian artist James Picard, will kick off its global tour on May 5 in San Francisco at Alcatraz Prison.The Dark and The Wounded is an experiential art show that travels to the world’s most troubled and controversial places. This multimedia event features paintings by Picard, along with a custom soundscape designed by world-renowned composer Jeff Danna. It will be filmed for a documentary, which will be released in late 2016.
In the contemporary art world, white cubes and spare spaces abound, providing a blanched background for the artwork. Forget about all that. Canadian artist James Picard’s new series is a radical, stunning departure from that tradition. That work will debut in Picard’s global art tour, which kicks off in his hometown, Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, BC – Renowned artist James Picard will unveil a profound new direction in his upcoming show, “State of the Art,” at the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver on April 2, 2015. The exhibition will include works from every phase of his renowned 40-year career. It showcases his immense talent as a painter, letting viewers see first-hand his extraordinary range and definitive style.The “State of the Art” exhibition will include more than 125 works by Picard. This exhibition will also introduce pieces from his newest series, The Dark and The Wounded, which is currently on tour in North America.