Mar 2020 | Projects
A collaboration between James Green Artist and one of France’s most prolific artist’s – Monsieur Jamin. This project has grown into an important on-going project between London and Paris. An incredible connection rooted entirely in the visual: the artists don’t speak a word of each others’ language.
So the story goes…
Jamin’s best friend (Francois) spotted my work in a pub in London and instantly messaged me a note saying, “You need to meet my best friend – I think you think the same”. A pretty strange email I initially thought, so I assumed this to be something I’d most probably might dismiss… However, a quick Google search ‘Monsieur Jamin’ and I was interested. Francois organised the meeting (Jamin to my studio in Stroud, UK, with Francois acting as translator) and none of us could believe quite how important the meeting would prove to be. We have both said that it was like meeting a brother. I don’t speak French, and Jamin doesn’t speak English. Strangely, that didn’t matter. We paint with a similar energy, and seemingly think the same (via Francois’ translations/opinions). We have since painted together on multiple occasions (UK / Paris) and are insanely productive together. It’s the most unique connection. Although we can’t communicate with language, the process is natural and effortless as it is. We’re reluctant to learn each others’ language. Reliant on a visual language, running title is ‘Painted Word‘.
Next painting session planned for August 2022 – Toulouse, France.
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