James Nares - I Can Tell, 2010, iridescent pigment and wax on linen, 94” x 67 14”
James Nares (British, b.1953) is famous for his nonobjective paintings that seek to capture the exact moments of their creation. He was born in London, UK. Nares relocated to New York, NY, in 1974. He is known for employing single but intricate gestural brush strokes in most of his works. Grace Glueck, New York Times art critic, describes the effect of Nares’s paintings as a combination of Japanese calligraphy and the 1960s cartoon works of Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997).