Totally-ish features a collection of artworks ranging from 2012 to 2016. Throughout this time, my practice has explored tone. Specifically, the role tone plays when constructing a surface and an image. Incorporating screen-printing with the occasional painting, this is the first time the selection has been exhibited side by side. It offers a reflection on my time as an artist, including my thought process, experiments and progression. The reason behind its creation is distant when looking back at past artworks, but the surfaces are familiar.
Since graduating from the Australian National University School of Art in 2010, James Lieutenant has exhibited across Australia including shows at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Bus Projects (Melbourne) and MOP (Sydney). In 2016 he was selected to participate in the National Artists’ Self Portrait Prize at the University of Queensland Art Museum. Lieutenant has completed professional residencies, artworks commissions and been curated into group exhibitions.