Jamie Hince graduated in the early 90s from Goldsmiths College in London before forming post punk band Scarfo. In 2000 Jamie met Alison Mosshart while in London when she heard him playing guitar in the apartment above her, and they begun swapping cassettes of songs across the Atlantic. Upon Mosshart moving to England permanently, the two formed The Kills and have enjoyed a special musical partnership that has lasted over a decade. Having travelled the world with The Kills and always being a keen photographer, Hince now presents select works to the public. viamorrisonhotelgallery.com
Ride of the Valkyries, 2013, oil on canvas, 89 1/2 x 119 inches (227.3 x 302.3 cm)
The Pastoral Symphony, 2012, Oil and pigment powder on canvas, 105 x 85 inches (266.7 x 215.9 cm)
Te Deum, 2013, Oil on canvas, 89 1/2 x 119 inches (227.3 x 302.3 cm)
Rite of Spring, 2013, Oil and pigment powder on canvas, 105 x 85 inches (266.7 x 215.9 cm)
O Fortuna, 2013, Oil on canvas, 89 1/2 x 119 inches (227.3 x 302.3 cm)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 2013, Oil on canvas, 89 1/2 x 119 inches (227.3 x 302.3 cm)
The Miracle paintings continue an investigation that has been central to Colen's practice from the outset: to what extent does art come from the artist, and to what extent does it arise from forces independent of the artist?
"I wanted these paintings to reveal themselves during the making, similar to how the trash paintings came to be. I was thinking about alchemy. So there's this juggling act; I'm starting and often ending with an image, but the oil paint and the process of using that oil paint will open up the possibility for the artwork to take a new direction."