James Chen-Wishart

James Chen-Wishart is a New Zealand/Taiwanese and British contemporary artist based in Bristol, UK. He works using a wide variety of techniques and media but predominantly on canvas in oil and acrylic. James’s practice takes inspiration from many places including traditional art, expressionism, abstract portraiture and fashion illustration.

His work explores ideas around consciousness, existence, reality and connection. He balances his work between powerful yet sensitive portraiture and creating his ‘Obliteration Portraits’, figurative skeleton paintings in dark voids with heads made of light, colour and organic forms.