James Scott Brooks

Nocturnal tone of the London Evening Standard (with adverts)

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Year 2024
Medium Graphite and gouache on archival watercolour paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm
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About the work

Nocturnal tone of the London Evening standard (with adverts) is an appropriation of the London Evening Standard newspaper for a specific winter’s day/ night in January 2024. Calculating the median colour & tone of the various pertinent and seemingly lighter photo news stories, and converting them to monochrome surface areas from the scrolling layout of a newspaper website. The work embraces the double meaning concerning the societal and political tone and weight of a newspaper, along with the reference to the evening nocturne within art history. This work is from an ongoing series looking at the daily ‘tones’ of newspapers from around the world.

James Scott Brooks utilises screen and paper-based media sources of varying cultural status to make works within drawing, painting, print, audio, and visual projection. He implements a variety of slight to laborious interventions as a means to realise esoteric manipulations of the original source material.

Career Highlights

Since studying at Chelsea College of Art, he has shown in exhibitions in Paris, Frankfurt, Turin, Milan, London, New York, Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Brussels, Miami, Trento, Mannheim, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Galway, Bari & Singapore. To date, he has realised 12 Solo Exhibitions and is in the collections of The Staedel Museum, Frankfurt, Nakata Museum, Onomichi & British Museum, London. He has been awarded a development grant by the Art Council, along with two British Council travel grants. He was selected for Contemporary Art Society’s ART Futures and wrote for the publication and symposium Drawing: the future, at the National Gallery, London.

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