Artist Statement January 2012
James Cabot Ewart is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in the field of sculpture. His work takes the form of video, painting, sculpture, passive-performance, photography and others - concept being the driving force defining the medium a work takes. Trust, authenticity and nationalism through the lens of passive-interactivity and humor are concepts concurrent throughout his work.
Born on the border between France and Switzerland, he received neither citizenship and therefore only has his parentís American passport to call his own. For all intents and purposes, he is American as there is nothing distinctively French about him including, unfortunately, his accent.
He is currently working on some small sculptural/painting works (about France), a video (about love), a large-scale installation (about France and love), and an interactive website (about nipples).
He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.