"The subjects are cosmetic fantasies and small tragedies; less tragedies and more missteps, as when you fall and the ground leaves its impression on your flesh. I want to elicit the inexplicable as we empathize with a hurt or dwell in the dark of the night sky, whether projected on the belly of the inamorata or the fecundity of plastic. The face, too, is a kind of constellation—two ovals and four lines."
James Scheuren is a visual artist working primarily in photography. His photographs function in a nonlinear narrative form, addressing a tradition of photographing the intimate life as well as a contemporary search for intimacy and wonder. Scheuren has shown nationally and internationally at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland, David Shelton Gallery in Houston, TX, The Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX. Scheuren was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2016. He lives and works in Austin, TX.