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Born in Canada from Polish descent, James Verbicky lived the majority of his early life in British Columbia. Verbicky’s works are now included in important private, public, celebrity, and museum collections all over the world.
James’s pieces stimulate the viewer with both content and texture. The three dimensional surfaces transcend traditional painting and venture into the realm of sculpture, and by utilizing vintage media, advertisements, and obsolete branding materials, Verbicky presents us with the result of decades of attempts to persuade, manipulate, and coerce through subtle and suggestive imagery. His works are at once deeply conceptual and hauntingly beautiful, capturing both forgotten and persisting icons of media and reminding us that we are constantly being influenced.