James Shefik

I am naturally a sensitive, curious, pessimist. Human behavior fascinates me, and while we have many positive traits, my work tends to highlight our shortcomings. The resulting pieces tend to blur the lines between contemporary art, beauty and the political use of power, to fabricate new ways to see the world around us. I do this with common everyday objects (cars, matches,hummingbirds, chairs) , in varying dimensions, media and numbers. The object's finish is kept minimal, realistic yet obsessively detailed to focus a viewer’s interest and attention. 

Another aspect of the laborious quality of each piece is a rebuttal to the digital instant gratification, short attention span landscape that pervades the early 21st century.

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