"The term 'Off the Grid' comes with a romanticized view of self-sustainability, getting back to nature and going back to 'a simpler time', this often neglects the forgotten trappings involved with stepping outside of your comfort zone.
"This body of work can be seen as an aesthetic and thematic sequel to the previous 'Breakups and Breakdowns' collection where the idea of a broken relationship was the focus, it’s now been shifted to exploring new uncharted territory. Building on the pen on paper approach by physically cutting windows into the pieces takes them outside of the known and familiar into experimental and uncharted territory.
"These works continue to look at escapism through different lenses whether it's a digital realm achieved by VR, the hopes poured into crypto, liquid courage found in alcohol or the distracting thrill gained by high risk environments, they all offer a reward but also contain their own risks.
It’s through exploring outside the comforts of the safe and known without the usual safety nets where you find danger and risk, but the unknown is also where the most potential and growth can be found." –James Wilson
ABOUT James Wilson :
James Wilson is an eclectic artist from Australia who explores the world through loose and often nonlinear narratives.
Producing artwork from his Melbourne studio, his work references youth culture, nostalgia and young love while looking back through rose coloured glasses at the universal growing pains of adolescence and immature adulthood.
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