Sandra James’ abstract forms are influenced by human interaction, how we respond to each other and the world around us. Using the everyday materials of plaster, sand and enamel paint as a visual metaphor she has developed a language with which to explore the concept. Her work is not about direct representation; aware of human emotions and interactions she translates these rhythms into abstract shapes and forms, creating a dialogue between harmony and tension evoking a visceral response to the vulnerability of relationships.
Sandra is a multi-disciplinary artist working between print, painting and sculpture. She graduated from the University of The West of England with a First Class Honours Degree in Drawing & Applied Arts in 2015.
She was selected to take part in The Drawing Laboratory, a residency at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland and also awarded a Creative Pathways Bursary from Somerset Art Works & Cavaliero Finn as an emerging artist. More recently Sandra was 1 of 10 finalists selected for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2017.