WAS Artist of the Week…

James Angel: Fine Artist, Phoenix

James Angel has watched the urban landscape of his native Phoenix morph over time. He notes that the place around him remains a work in progress, and in his paintings repeatedly references the fluidity of the environment in which we live, he compresses time and places old imagery next to new in much the same way we might see a mid-century modern home adjacent to new condos. Angel gravitates to the DIY principle of the modern world, as manifest on Youtube.com and MySpace. He investigates the way our newfound ability to capture and alter virtual space translates into our efforts to control and modify our immediate environment. His paintings are rife with the idea that this is our world, and we will choose how we shape it.

For more on James Angel visit http://www.jamesangelportfolio.com

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