February James

Abu

Abu, acrylic, oil & flashe on paper mounted to wood panel, 20×16, 2018

Agnes

Agnes, acrylic, oil, flashe on paper mounted to wood panel, 24×18, 2018

Amethyst

Amethyst, acrylic & oil pastel on board, 20×16, 2018

Baby Boy

Baby Boy, watercolor on cold pressed paper, 24×18, 2018 – SOLD

Chyanne

Chyanne, oil pastel on illustration board, 14×11, 2018

Dion

Dion, acrylic & oil pastel on board, 20×16, 2018

I Won't Prostitute Your Pain

I Won’t Prostitute Your Pain, watercolor & ink on clay panel, 14×11, 2018 – SOLD

I'm A Sensitive Bore

I’m a Sensitive Bore watercolor on cold pressed paper, 24×18, 2018

I'm Not Surprised

I’m Not Surprised watercolor on cold pressed paper, 24×18, 2018

It'll Be Different Next Time

It’ll Be Different Next Time watercolor on cold pressed paper, 24×18, 2018

Mr. Intentional - IMG_0198

Mr. Intentional watercolor on cold pressed paper, 24×18, 2018

Rochelle

Rochelle acrylic and oil pasted on paper mounted to wood panel, 24×18, 2018

Shiver

Shiver watercolor on cold pressed paper, 24×18, 2018

Tarni

Tarni acrylic & oil pastel on board, 12×9, 2018

Tidal, acrylic & oil on board, 34x45, 2018

Tidal acrylic, oil, oil pastel and oil stick on board, 45×34 (framed), 2018

Tionne

Tionne acrylic, oil & flashe on paper mounted to wood panel, 20×16, 2018

Untitled

Untitled watercolor and ink on clay board, 20×16, 2018

Band of Vices is pleased to present its fourth premiere solo show by a Los Angeles based artist, February James titled Collision Course. The show features a collection of the artist’s oil pastel and watercolors on wood, board and paper. The exhibition will open on Saturday the 10th of November, with a reception for the artist from 5-8pm, and will continue through the 8th of December.

February James is a master storyteller as she takes us on an emotive journey with her imaginary characters. She creates her vivid images using a bold, opulent and decadent color palette rich in shades of reds, blues and greens and have had her style of using color compared to the works of the 20th century Fauvist master Henri Matisse. As a former makeup artist whose job it was to hide imperfections, James does the opposite and finds beauty in those imperfections, as they are a better indication of finding the true subjects hiding behind their makeup. James employs smudges to blur and distort the surfaces of her images, all in an effort to show that striving for perfection is futile.

A DC native who calls Los Angeles home, her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, as well as in television broadcasts and print publications. February James has amassed an impressive list of collectors throughout the world.

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