Jim's work focuses on a disciplined approach in the use of colour which, when combined with linear design principles, results in pictures that are stimulating, inviting and hypnotic. Each of the abstract, 12 colour-channel pictures is a ‘psychic map’.

Each work requires a build up of energy and stimulation which he usually achieves through lengthy meditation and planning. When the work begins Jim is unaware of the ‘time’ however it is constructed using a strict set of rules.

The painting or sculpture 'work' moves and flows until such time as the piece itself indicates that it is complete.
Colour Feeders
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The rules of colour channelling are:

  • All borders are unplanned and drawn simply to fit the page field
  • The infill matrix lines are automatically drawn without conscious links to existing images however Jim tends to introduce tessellation effects including parallel tracks, check/brick pattern, squares and fish-scale
  • Lines must make their own way without conscious bias, stopping at the intersection of another line
  • Once the matrix lines are finished to the first colour filling stage, random spaces are completed using each of the 12 colours
  • The second and final colour filling stage requires adjacent spaces to be continually monitored in order to avoid colour repetition
  • Where space lines limit the use of the 12 colours, further lines are added creating a Mandelbrot or fractal-cell division effect
  • The picture is complete when the time is right

The Artist and how Jim works

Jim Sitch has been producing abstract/surreal pictures and sculptures for 35 years. Jim focuses on combining his naturally occurring psycho-physical traits – Colour Synaesthesia and Eidetic Imagery. His work has a very disciplined approach to the use of colour which, when combined with linear design principles, results in pictures that are stimulating, inviting and hypnotic.

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