James Lieutenant, Supergods

James Lieutenant is an Australian visual artist living and working in Sydney and Canberra. Mainly using painting and screen-print, his art practice is focused on in-between spaces. Creating idiosyncratic and often puzzling imagery, Lieutenant is interested in the space between digital and analogue, abstract and representational art.

Art Exhibition previously on at Galerie pompom in New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 05 July 2017 to Sunday 30 July 2017

James Lieutenant, Supergods, installation view. Photo: Docqment image James Lieutenant, Supergods, installation view. Photo: Docqment image James Lieutenant, Woodblock and nails, 2016, acrylic on canvas, unique layered screen print, 78.5 x 79 cm image

Published by Galerie pompom on Tuesday 11 July 2017.
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Over the last 7 years, Lieutenant has been experimenting, constructing and perfecting a wholly unique screen-print process. Using layering to build up a foggy haze of colour, each screen-print is a unique and heavily laboured object. The surface of his artworks becomes crucial to their reading. The materiality is often unclear, his paintings look like screen-prints and his screen-prints look like paintings. 
Lieutenant’s artworks are held in numerous public and private collections across Australia. Since graduating form the ANU School of Art in 2010, he has exhibited in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Launceston and New York. He was awarded the 2013 Linden Postcard Prize by Linden Centre for Contemporary Art (Victoria) and was selected for the invitation only National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize at The University of Queensland Art Museum in 2015.

Lieutenant also has a collaborative practice with his partner Kate Vassallo. The pair make large-scale, site-responsive artworks together. They have exhibited across the country, this includes Artbank (Sydney), Canberra Museum and Gallery, and Bus Projects (Melbourne). They have also completed private commissions, including a two-storey artwork responding to the unique architecture of the Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo for Ovolo Hotels.

Lieutenant currently occupies a studio at Wellington St Projects in Chippendale, Sydney. Following this solo exhibition at Galerie pompom, Lieutenant will present new screen-print based works at Megalo Print Studio, Canberra, in October, which will also serve as the launch for a new wall-based collaboration with Kate Vassallo.