Through his practice Lomax is testing materials and alienating their processes. Each installation, or body of work, comes from a place; be that a memory or a physical location. This often begins through walking, documentation and an extensive archive of photographs. A colour palette is considered and selected through the materials’ natural existence whilst form and physicality is often dictated by a material’s capabilities.
Lomax reinterprets these domestic materials. Often found on construction sites, cement, bathroom silicone, OSB and adhesives have been repurposed to produce a fragile installation. The situation of unease created is directly related to the vulnerability of the materials as the destruction enfolds throughout. Though there is a parallel between the materials used and the methods of making the resulting work holds no association to its primary use.
James Lomax studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. In 2014 he was awarded a Sky Arts Academy Scholarship and more recently he has undertaken residencies at The New Art Gallery Walsall (in partnership with Eastside Projects) and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.