Working with painting, drawing, print and installation James Petrucci’s practice focuses on a fascination with the language of paint and the mediated image. His works employ subject matter sourced from the mass media, in particular portrait photography, which are inevitably infused with meaning and bias. Petrucci explores the potential of paint and gesture to disrupt and transform the image aiming to provoke dialogue around the veracity of the photograph. His approach fluctuates between photorealistic and reductive gesture, investigating process, materiality and the construction of pictorial space.