Work selected for the Editor's Picks from the OpenWalls Exhibition at Arles.
It's Nice That wrote a piece about the development of What Makes Grass Grow In The Desert.
"It would seem fitting for James to present this contradiction through a series of both Las Vegas’ bright lights and indulgence alongside the reality of its struggling locals – Vegas was one of the worst hit cities in the latest US housing crisis with one-in-ten homes in some state of foreclosure. However, he explores this notion through a much more sensitive and illuminating metaphor: grass."
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' James Bannister est un conteur. Sur ces portraits, les regards sont toujours empreints de mélancolie. Les paysages, eux, sont déserts et laissent au spectateur la possibilité d’imaginer toutes les histoires possibles sur ces lieux vides.'
James Bannister is a storyteller. On these portraits, the eyes are always full of melancholy. The landscapes, on the other hand, are deserted and allow the viewer to imagine all the possible stories on these empty places.
Work featured two years running in the Falmouth University Prospectus 2016-17.