My current paintings are composites of abstract imagery found within action sequences in film and television. Taking individual frames from many different sources, I create compositions by layering several of them together at once on a computer. These studies become the source material for paintings, resulting in something like a painted collage.
Jim Gaylord, a North Carolina native, received a BA in Film from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed an artist’s residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY in 2011, and was awarded a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2008 and a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2005. He has had solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York; Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco and AMT Gallery, Milan. Gaylord’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Progressive Art Collection, Ohio and the West Collection, Pennsylvania. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.