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LIVRE MUET JAMES WALTON FOX


LIVRE MUET * JAMES WALTON FOX Paris 2020


"Painting embraces within itself all the forms of Nature" -Leonardo da Vinci

"Moy qui fais profession des choses muettes" -Nicolas Poussin


CONTENTS THE FOLDING CLIFFS (FOR W.S. MERWIN) 2019

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CHRYSOPOEIA 2019

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LA DEUXIÈME PARTIE 2019

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TRE SPECCHI (PER BEATRICE PORTINARI) 2019

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PEUPLIER 2019

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POLLEN (TO URANIA) 2018

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SOUS LES CHÂTAIGNIERS 2018

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LE RHIN 2017

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LA MER EN MOI 2018

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NIGHT AND DAY 2018

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THREE SECRET POEMS 2018

p. 54

FOUR QUARTETS 2018

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PORTES DE PARIS 2019-8

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THE FOLDING CLIFFS (FOR W.S. MERWIN)

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2019 OIL ON LINEN 233 X 200 CM


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CHRYSOPOEIA

Le terme grec pour alchimie est Chrysopoeia (Gk. "Fabrication de l'or"). Chrysopoeia est le domaine de la chimie philosophique et de la poétique métaphysique dont l'origine est supposée en Egypte avec Hermes Trismegestus, l'auteur de La Table d’émeraude. Alchimie se situe entre la métamorphose humaine et les secrets des énergies élémentaires de la nature, lisibles dans le spectre visible, et est analogue à la création artistique - "poeia" et peinture. Une partie de mon projet de vie consiste à redonner à la poésie sa place de mère des arts et de la nature.

2019 OIL ON LINEN FOUR PARTS EACH 233 X 200 CM The Greek term for alchemy is Chrysopoeia (Gk. "gold making"). Chrysopoeia is the range of philosophical chemistry and metaphysical poetics said to originate in Egypt with Hermes Trismegestus, the author of The Emerald Tablet. Poised as it is between human metamorphosis and the secrets of the elemental energies of nature as they become legible in the visible spectrum, alchemy is analogous to artistic creation-"poeia" and painting. Part of my life-project is to return Poetry to its place as the mother of the arts and nature.

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LA DEUXIÈME PARTIE

2019 WATERCOLOR & PENCIL ON PAPER TEN PARTS EACH 190 X 140 CM

A meditation on the German texts of the second part of Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus, where the essential nature of poetry is described in terms of mirrors, paintings, and the dance. O dieses ist das Tier, das es nicht giebt. Oh, c'est l'animal qui n'existe pas. Sie wußtens nicht und habens jeden Elle ne savait pas et avait tous les cas - Falls — sa marche, sa posture, son cou, sein Wandeln, seine Haltung, seinen jusqu'à ce que la lumière soit aimée en Hals, silence ... bis in des stillen Blickes Licht—geliebt.... Pictured here are the first six Ici, les six premières aquarelles de watercolours of the unfinished set, l'ensemble inachevé, correspondant aux corresponding the the first six sonnets six premiers sonnets de la deuxième of the Second Part of Rilke's Sonnets to partie des Sonnets à Orphée de Rilke. Orpheus. Une méditation sur les textes allemands de la deuxième partie des Sonnets à Orphée de Rilke, où la nature essentielle de la poésie est décrite en termes de miroirs, de peintures et de la danse.

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TRE SPECCHI (PER BEATRICE PORTINARI) 2019 OIL ON WOOD THREE PARTS EACH 122 CM DIAMETER

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PEUPLIER

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2019 OIL ON LINEN 233 X 200 CM


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POLLEN (TO URANIA)

2018 WATERCOLOR & OIL ON PAPER 330 X 420 CM Urania, "the heavenly one" of the nine muses, is the muse of Astronomy, oft depicted in a gown of stars. This paper format can be formatted for site specific installations. For example, to completely cover the walls of a gallery space, floor to ceiling.

Urania, "la céleste" des neuf muses, est la muse de l'astronomie, souvent représentée dans une robe d'étoiles. Ce format de papier peut être formaté pour des installations spécifiques à un site. Par exemple, couvrir complètement les murs d'une galerie, du sol au plafond. 23


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SOUS LES CHÂTAIGNIERS

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LE RHIN

Cette aquarelle a commencé comme un poème que j’ai écrit à Bâle, en Suisse, et dont le texte est inscrit dans les deux premières parties ... LE RHIN Agate de Teuton Résolu à la solennité Vous écrivez mon coeur dans la terre ici; En longues lettres, vous écrivez mon départ.

Indigo de miséricorde Infini comme citoyen Flux dans nos fluctuations Comme la nuit quand il pleut Ou la flambée de ces étoiles silencieuses Quand l'aube escorte nos constellations

2017 WATERCOLOR & PENCIL ON PAPER TEN PARTS EACH 190 X 140 CM

This aquarelle began as a poem I wrote in Basel, Switzerland, the text of which is inscribed in the first two parts... LE RHIN

Agate of Teuton Resolute unto solemnity You write my heart into the land here; In long letters you write my leavetaking. Indigo of mercy Infinite as citizenry Flow into our fluctuations Like the night when it rains Or the soaring of these silent stars As dawn escorts our constellations

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LA MER EN MOI

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NIGHT AND DAY

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THREE SECRET POEMS

Une méditation sur le poème éponyme de George Seferis

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2018 WATERCOLOR, PENCIL ON PAPER THREE PARTS EACH 190 X 140 CM A meditation on the eponymous poem by George Seferis.


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FOUR QUARTETS

I. BODY MEMORY p. 60-63 II. BHUMISPARSHA p. 66-69 III. LA VIE EN ROSE p. 72-75 IV. QUATRE CHEMINS p. 78-81

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BODY MEMORY

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BHUMISPARSHA

Bhumisparsha est un mot composé sanscrit: Bhumi (terre) Sparsha (toucher) généralement associé à la vie de Sakyamuni, le Bouddha. Dans les biographies traditionnelles du prince Siddhartha, à la veille de son illumination, il est confronté à une armée de démons, dont le chef réclame hautainement le prince méditant: "Qui vous a autorisé à atteindre l'illumination!?" La réponse de Siddhartha fut double, physique et verbale: il tendit la main droite et toucha avec élégance la terre. Le Bouddha a parlé: "La terre est mon témoin."

2018 OIL ON LINEN FOUR PARTS EACH 233 X 200 CM

Bhumisparsha is a compound Sanskrit word: Bhumi (earth) Sparsha (touch) usually associated with the life of Sakyamuni, the Buddha. In traditional biographies of prince Siddhartha, on the eve of his illumination, he is faced with an army of demons, the chief of whom haughtily demands of the meditating prince, "Who authorized you to attain illumination!?" The reply of Siddhartha was twofold, physical and verbal: with his right hand he reached down and ever so elegantly touched the earth. The Buddha spoke: "The earth is my witness."

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LA VIE EN ROSE

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QUATRE CHEMINS

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PORTES DE PARIS

2019-18 OIL ON WOOD ONGOING SERIES EACH 41 X 66

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LA PORTE SAINT-ANTOINE 2018 OIL ON WOOD 41 X 66 CM

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LA PORTE SAINT VALENTIN 2019 OIL ON WOOD 41 X 66 CM

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LA PORTE DE MONTMARTRE 2018 OIL ON WOOD 41 X 66 CM

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LA PORTE D'ITALIE 2018 OIL ON WOOD 41 X 66 CM

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LA PORTE DE MONTROUGE 2019 OIL ON WOOD 41 X 66 CM

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LA PORTE DU TEMPLE 2018 OIL ON WOOD 41 X 66

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LA PORTE SAINT DENIS 2018 OIL ON WOOD 41 X 66 CM

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LA PORTE DE LA SEINE 2019 OIL ON WOOD 41 X 66 CM

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JAMES WALTON FOX

Selected Exhibition History / Biograph 2015 "Nouvelles observations sur les abeilles" Varvara Bracho Projects, Honfleur, France 2015 "Only 2.5 HRS from GWB", Orphic Gallery, Roxbury, NY (currated by Pia Dehne) 2015 "summer show", Sixty-One Main Gallery, Andes, NY 2014 "Pont des amours", Varvara Bracho Projects, Honfleur, France 2013 "Sacred Vision, Separate Views: Contemporary Perspectives in Buddhist Art, Tibet House, NY 2012 "Gilded", Gold Gallery, Boston, MA 2012 "James Walton Fox : Recent Paintings and Works on Paper" 61 Main Gallery, Andes, NY 2011 “Primo Centro” Trentenale di Merigar, Arcidosso, Italy, (curated by Alessandra Bonomo) 2011 “How Soon Is Now ?” (w/Sonam Dolma Brauen), Tria Gallery, New York, NY 2011 “James Walton Fox”, Sixty-One Main Gallery, Andes, NY 2010 “The Radiance”, Poets House, Manhattan, NY (solo) 2010 "Changeless Nature", Martin-Mullin Gallery, State University of New York, Oneonta, NY 2010 "James Walton Fox", Sixty One Main Gallery, Andes, NY, 2009 "James Walton Fox", Sixty One Main Gallery, Andes, NY 2008 "Eros", Treadwell Museum of Fine Art, Treadwell, NY 2007 "Disasters of War", Treadwell Museum of Fine Art, Treadwell, NY

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Born: Summit, New Jersey, January 17, 1969 . BFA (poetry and painting) Hobart College, Geneva, NY, 1991, studies under painters Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, John Loftus; poets James Crenner, Andrew Harvey and historian Jo Anna Isaak. Naropa University 1999-2000 Studies calligraphy, iconography, philosophy, poetry, meditation, and Tibetan language under Dzogchen Ponlop, Sarah Harding, and Cynthia Moku at only accredited Buddhist university in US. 1991-1999 Lives and works in Brooklyn and Manhattan; joins Artburo collective, founded by Job Koelewijn and Christophe Draeger. After a visit to India in 1997 Develops interest in Vajrayana Buddhism; enrolls in MFA at Naropa University, Boulder, CO (a program aimed at the integration of meditation, drawing, painting, poetry and social engagement.) Studies under thanka painter Cynthia Moku and reincarnate calligraphy and meditation master Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Travels in India, Europe and South America. 2000-2009 Studio in Los Gatos, CA. joins Vajrayana Foundation and Dzogchen Community. Visits Venezuela, Italy, Netherlands, Spain. Lives and works in Barcelona 2004-5. First collection of poems “The Circular Zoo” published in NY. In 2006, Constructs studios in Trout Creek, NY. Exhibits in Treadwell, Andes, Oneonta, and Manhattan, NY. Publishes “Twenty-One Spells and One Dead Grouse”, a book of poems. 2010-2019 Studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. First solo exhibition at Poets House, NY, 2010; finalist for John Jay College of Criminal Justice commission selected by Jennifer McGregor (it was awarded to Alfredo Jaar). Exhibits at Tria Gallery, NY; selected for 2011 Trentenalle di Merigar (curated by Alessandra Bonomo); and “Sacred Vision” (2012-13) by Tibet House NYC. Studio in Paris from beginning of 2016. Travels extensively in Spain, Morocco, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, and Southwestern United States. Studios in Pantin, and Trout Creek, NY.

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JAMES WALTON FOX USA: STUDIO: 1766 BULLOCK HILL ROAD SIDNEY CENTER, NY 13839 +1 (699) 237-2747

FRANCE: 33 RUE DE TURENNE PARIS, 75003 +33 07 88 67 70 63 ATELIER: 158 RUE DIDEROT PANTIN, 93500

EMAIL: JAMESWALTONFOX@GMAIL.COM

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Profile for James Walton Fox

LIVRE MUET (SPEECHLESS BOOK) 2020 by JAMES WALTON FOX  

selection of paintings and watercolors made in Paris from 2018 to 2020.

LIVRE MUET (SPEECHLESS BOOK) 2020 by JAMES WALTON FOX  

selection of paintings and watercolors made in Paris from 2018 to 2020.

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