Statement: 

I am interested in exploring memory through painting. In an ongoing effort, I am building several series of paintings, each with their own poetic visual language that twists, combines and reimagines traditional genres of two-dimensional art making. These paintings are informed by pop-culture, current affairs, and personal experience. Inside each series, ambiguity serves as an anti-narrative device to induce internal and external discourse and reveal projected assessments of self. With this work, I engage the current sociopolitical environment while challenging belief systems, biases, and cultural ideals. 

Bio:

Born (1987) in Washington Township, NJ. James Razko grew up on a small island off the coast of NJ. He Earned his MFA from The New York Academy of art In 2015 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn New York. 


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