Within his paintings, he strives to encapsulate the tangible essence of the human form: the play of light upon flesh, bodies seamlessly merging with their surroundings. Yet, his art also delves into metaphysical realms and, at times, confronts the tumultuous collisions between humans and the natural world. Figures undergo metamorphosis into avian beings, a maelstrom of shipwrecked bodies entwined with jellyfish.
The fascination lies in the dual nature of marks on a surface, simultaneously birthing and annihilating, as well as fetishising both the paint medium and the subject. Some of his pieces find their canvas on newspaper, where he deliberately exploits the interruption of newsprint—a subtle yet forceful disruption to the painted surface.
Ultimately, his paintings are a journey into the intricate interplay of desire and disquietude within the human experience. This exploration is deeply rooted in Jame’s personal journey as a queer man, navigating life and artistry within the bustling heart of the city and, more recently, in the serenity of rural isolation.