James Moore

Architectural spaces, computer games and photographic realism all play a part in James Moore’s work. The highly detailed paintings are heavily informed by the aesthetics of games, comics, sci-fi novels and, sometimes, by real places. These paintings all picture something expansive, something concrete, conjured up from fictional environments, sketches and photographs. Motives differ from one painting to the next. One work may depict a virtual space, from an imagined world, while another might show a city park or a building from the real world. The painted scenes are never unbelievable spaces – they always stay close to the real, on the border of fiction. Biography James Moore is an artist and curator based in Cardiff. He studied a Fine Art degree at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. He was recently shortlisted for the Welsh Artist of the Year competition, and also exhibited two paintings in the National Eisteddfod in Wales. James exhibits regularly in group exhibitions and within his own curatorial projects. Over the past few months his work has been included in ‘Digital Romantics’ at Dean Clough Gallery in Halifax and in ‘Virtually Real’, in the Stanley and Aubrey Burton Gallery in Leeds and Blyth Gallery in London.

A Silurean Warrior Abandons Cardiff AD74 
Oil on Paper,
30cm x 20cm
2015
£400 (framed)
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The Golden Age 
Oil on paper,
30 x 40cm
2016
£500 (framed)
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Mammoth Abandoning Cardiff 110,000BC
Oil on Paper,
30x20cm,
2015
£400 (unframed)
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NATO Abandoning Cardiff AD2014
Oil on Paper,
20 x 30cm,
2015
£400 (unframed)
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Memories of the Space Age
Oil on Paper
15 x 21cm
2014
£300 (framed)
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Universe - Adventures on the Pleasure Planet, near Newport, AD1992 (Part II)
Oil on Paper
20 x 30cm
2016
£400
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Universe - Adventures on the Pleasure Planet, near Newport, AD1992 (Part I)
Oil on Paper
20 x 30cm
2016
SOLD

Unplugged 
Oil on paper,
30 x 40cm
2015
SOLD
Millenium Falcon Abandons Wales AD1979
Oil on Paper
30x20cm,
2015
SOLD
Der Dritte Raum 
Oil on paper
30x40cm 
2015
SOLD
Richey Edwards Abandoning Cardiff AD1995
Oil on Paper,
30x20cm,
2015
SOLD
Romans Abandoning Cardiff AD380
Oil on Paper,
30x20cm,
2015
SOLD
Against a Dark Background
Oil on Paper
19 x 26cm
2013
£250
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Dark Habitat
Oil on Paper
19 x 26cm
2013
£250
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Mitre Peak
Oil on Paper
19 x 26cm
2013
£250
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Antelope Island
Oil on Paper
19 x 26cm
2013
£250
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The word for the world is forest
Oil on Paper
19 x 26cm
2014
SOLD
World Two
DVD
1 minute 55
 seconds
Edition of 10
2016
£300
(Edition contains 1 Master copy, 2 Blue Ray versions, 2 DVD Versions + 6 artist prints)
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Levels
DVD
1 minute 30 seconds
Edition of 10
2013
£300
(Edition contains 1 Master copy, 2 Blue Ray versions, 2 DVD Versions + 5 artist prints)
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James Moore CV 

Qualifications  
2002 - MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (AHRC Scholarship) 
2001 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester 
1998 – Foundation Diploma Art & Design, University of Wales Institute Cardiff 
 
Solo & Duo Exhibitions 
2015 - Generation Loss, PAPER, Manchester (with Phill Hopkins)
2014 – Counter Worlds, Futures Gallery, Cardiff
2013 - Mount Analogue, St David's Hall, Cardiff 
2001 - Arc Arts, Arc Gallery Store, The Northern Quarter, Manchester 
 
Group Exhibitions 
2016 - London Art Fair, (with PAPER)
2015 - The Manchester Contemporary, (with PAPER)
2015 - Art Copenhagen, (with PAPER)
2015 - KÖLNER LISTE, Cologne, (with PAPER)
2015 - London Art Fair, (with PAPER)
2014 - Exhange Rates, Schema Gallery, New York
2014 - The Manchester Contemporary, (with PAPER)
2014 – Play!, Access Space, Sheffield
2014 - Cities of Ash, g39, Cardiff 
2014 - Supermarket Independant Art Fair, Stockholm (with PAPER) 
2014 - New Lights Art Prize, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle 
2013 - Alter//Shift//Control, Bermondsey Project, London 
2013 - Terraform, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City 
2013 - Sluice Art Fair, London (with PAPER) 
2013 - Manchester Contemporary (with Paper Gallery) 
2013 - New Lights Art Prize, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate 
2013 - Trajector Art Fair, Hotel BLOOM!, Brussels 
2013 - A State of Un-Play, Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania 
2013 - Waste Lands, Greenlease Gallery, Kansas City 
2012 - Digital Romantics, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax 
2012 - Launch Exhibition, Paper Gallery, Manchester 
2012 - Manchester Contemporary (with Paper Gallery) 
2012 - Outcasting: Fourth Wall, Various Venues, Cardiff 
2012 - Welsh Artist Of The Year, St David's Hall, Cardiff 
2012 - Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Vale of Glamorgan 
2011 - Sho Home, Sho Gallery, Cardiff 
2011 - Winter Show, Sho Gallery, Cardiff 
2009 - Wood, Canvas, Steel?, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff 
2005 - Makeshift, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham 
2005 - Sefton Open, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport 
2005 - Shelved, Octopus Gallery, Athens 
2004 - Le Petit Paysage, Liverpool Biennial Independents & Comme Ca Art Gallery, Liverpool & Manchester 
2003 - AAS Sci-Fi Double Bill, Various Venues, Birmingham 
2003 - XTC Ga Ga, Century Gallery, Cremer Street, London 
2002 - Group Exhibition, The Students Gallery, Wimbledon, London 
2002 - Red Mansion Art Prize, The London Institute Gallery, Millbank, London 
2001 - Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, Islington, London 
2000 - Departure Lounge, 1st Class Departure Lounge, Terminal 3, Manchester Airport 

Curated projects 
2012 - Create, Observe, Perform, Alkovi Gallery, Helsinki 
2011 - Virtually Real, Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds 
2010 - Virtually Real, Blyth Gallery, London 
2006 - Britishness, Cornerhouse, Manchester 
2006 - Making Love To My Ego, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester 
2004 - Peep Show, Warsaw Gallery, Manchester 
2003 - Show Home, Timber Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester 

Residencies 
2014 - Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
2011 - Residency, Cite des Arts, Paris