James Inscho is a Philadelphia based painter. He recieved his B.F.A. from the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN and his M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME in 2013.
Utilizing a rudimentary vocabulary, the images I work with allude to familiar objects, scenarios, and spaces. By presenting a shifting set of variables (shifting space through figure-ground relationships or shifting contexts through references to perspective, windows, screens, orstage sets) the viewer is invited to reflect upon their relationship with an image as a mediated form. My method of composing an image is often similar to linguistic play, and I consider visual rhyme, malapropism, and monosyllabicity in my process. My decision-making is prompted by the pursuit of images that suggest a lot, but say little, that give at the same time as they take, that vacillate between the nonsensical and the transcendental, the profound and the trivial.
From Everyday, Everynight, 2016