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James Borger

Acrylic Painting by James Borger
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  James Borger’s delightful and skillfully rendered acrylic paintings unfold as the viewer studies them. What first appear to be exquisite still-lifes then show themselves to be lush landscapes of the Midwestern tall grass prairies and open skies. Upon further study, the viewer is taken into the world of the still life elements which seem to have personalities revealed by their positions, relationships and the painting title. The still-lifes are integrated into the landscape either by bringing the landscape inside, including a framed landscape painting on the wall, for example, or “releasing the still life to the outdoors.” Borger writes, “I have attempted to create still-lifes that are a natural extension of the landscape. The foreground components are stripped down to represent simplified, utilitarian groupings that find symbolism in the agrarian culture and retain a timeless look. In their exterior surroundings the fruits and vegetables take on a monumental feel. Folded fabric and tables marry with the curves, textures, and color of the background scenes to help fuse the still-life with the landscape.”

painting of fruit and landscape
Red, Green and Gold                          Acrylic  
    

   James is a full-time art director whose energies and love of painting inspire him to create these wonderful paintings during those moments when he is not at his art directing work. He shows at several galleries in the midwest.

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