For the past few months Jim Burns has been involved in a large project for the Turner Prize winning British artist, Gillian Wearing. Gillian’s concept “focuses on the issue of identity and representation in portraiture” and she commissioned Jim to paint seven different models whom she’d chosen, interviewed and photographed. The paintings are large airbrush versions of Gillian’s photography.
Jim has enjoyed the challenge of producing paintings to Gillian’s
exacting standards and we wish her well with the show. It opens at the Regen Projects Gallery in Los Angeles on 14th July 2008. The image shown is their ad in Frieze magazine.