Inscho's works are a contemporary vision of the pop art aesthetic of the 1960s. Viewing his pieces through the lens of artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist, ignites the attractive sensibility of manufactured seduction. Throughout this selection of Inscho's paintings and paper collages, diverse juxtapositions of bold hues, unexpected shapes, and optic perspectives reveal curious figure ground relationships.
The artist's collages in particular, remind the viewer of cold hard plastic. Appearing glossy and almost fluid, these vibrant and synthetic amalgamations exhibit a tactile quality. Inscho utilizes issues of ARTFORUM to create these playful objects where even the packing tape overlay is a conscious decision. This never-been-shown-before recycling and de-preciousness of fine art imagery by Inscho excavates another dimension of the artist's practice.
James Inscho's abstract compositions create portals where perspective is examined through visual rhythms, bold palettes, and suggestive fragments that infer a whole. While the shapes in his painting appear defined and exact, they are all produced by his touch. Brushstrokes and wavering lines evidence his hand; these nuances confirm a gestural quality, not a mechanical process (such as his collaged works). Palpable tension is felt between the shapes and negative space, where both flatness and depth conflict, generating gravity. He masters a congruity between gestural shapes and geometric lines that invites the viewer to consider a physical space where these configurations are realized.
By Alyssa Laverda, Associate Director, Seraphin Gallery