RE: Jim Brook
Internal states and their external expression compel me to create images. Working as the director of Hand in Glove Performance Company is an important source for my ideas, wherein gesture, movement, human behavior and mood are uppermost.
The emotional, psychological and spiritual presence of women is a strong theme in my work as a painter, photographer and filmmaker.
A sensory application of veils of colour, the feel of brush on canvas, the accumulation of marks, the smell of oil paint … handling a camera … these are some of the actions that shape my aesthetic.
I am also a musician, recording engineer and music writer. Not sure what role that plays … other than a fascination with visceral sensation … with mood, illumination and incandescent space.
Ideas and the written word go together for me: Proust, Bergson and David Lynch are my trio of naughty uncles.