It’s been said that pieces of art are “bursting with energy”, but when it comes to the drawings of James Roper, he takes it quite literally. James is a Manchester, U.K. based artist who’s work ranges from these incredible line drawings to more brightly colored, organic feeling pieces that are chunky and rich feeling. He describes his work pretty simply:
My work explores a variety of subjects from the heightened realities depicted in Baroque art and modern media to the restraint and release of energy found within complex structures such as the human body.
I would love to see these up close and personal, I think there’s a lot of details I’m missing out on. The images of women are from his Rapture series, which uses the shapes of porn stars, “shedding of carnal bodies giving way to an abstract purity beneath.” It’s a beautiful juxtaposition that is extremely well crafted and meticulously done. The cars are from a series called Rupture, which are probably related, but I’m not sure what the connection is, other than overall style.
You really need to check out his site and view the rest of his profile, so much great work.