Born in 1973, Marcus James was raised in the West Country by artistic parents. They encouraged him to study life drawing from an early age, which developed his draughtmanship and artistic awareness. Marcus moved to London in 1993 and Graduated from Central Saint Martins. He then went on to receive an MA from the Royal College of Art, where he studied life drawing and anatomy in the morgue at the University Hospital. These studies were the basis for an exhibition and book called ‘The Anatomy Room, The Drawing Studio, and The Beach’ for which won the Sheila Robinson Prize for Drawing.
On leaving the RCA marcus worked on fashion collaborations with Alexander Mcqueen, Chloe, Yves Saint Laurent, and Stella McCartney. In 2015 Marcus switched discipline and started his artistic practise with an exhibition of Landscape drawings at 10 Hanover Gallery. His current work draws on exploring specific natural and cultural phenomena, dealing with a relationship to our environment through the process of drawing.
Buy one art cloth for $80 each or buy two for $70 each.
All prices are in Australian Dollars.
Edition of 50
The art cloths are digitally printed using eco-friendly reactive dyes on a 220TC cotton substrate. All our art cloths are made to finish size 700 x 700mm with a hemmed edge.
Pick-up is available for our Australian customers only whilst the exhibition is open at James Makin Gallery, 67 Cambridge St, Collingwood VIC 3066.
Opening night, Friday 5 October 2018, 6—9pm
Saturday 6th October 11am—5pm
Sunday 7 October 2018, 11am—3pm
Domestic shipping (Australia) — $8
International shipping — $18 (1 to 3 cloths) / $26 (3+ cloths)
We are moving as quickly as possible, but are a small outfit. We haven't forgotten about your order! Please allow 2—3 weeks from the exhibition for your package to arrive.
Unfortunately we cannot accept returns, so please choose carefully before deciding which cloth (or cloths!) you would like to buy. If you're not happy with your purchase, might we recommend using it as a furoshiki and wrapping a present for a dear friend. Be careful though, once they see the wrapping they may lose interest for what's inside.
In order to create the beautiful edgeless framed versions of our art cloths, United Measures unpicked the hem and stretched the cotton around the backing material. If you'd like to replicate this process, we recommend using an experienced framer to get this perfectly flat, stretched canvas effect. Otherwise, you do you.
In most cases you won't need to wash your art cloth, but if you have been using it furoshiki style, it may be advisable that you give it a wash before future usage. We recommend washing it with like colours at 30°C and line drying it out of direct sunlight. The cloths can be ironed, however we strongly urge that you do this on the reverse side!
Although every effort has been made to accurately reproduce the colours in the artists' original works, final printed cloths may vary slightly from the images you see on this site.
Buying multiple cloths? Use the following discount codes at checkout to redeem the bargain.
2 cloths — ArtOfGiving2
3 cloths — ArtOfGiving3
4 cloths — ArtOfGiving4
5 cloths — ArtOfGiving5
6 cloths — ArtOfGiving6
7 cloths — ArtOfGiving7
8 cloths — ArtOfGiving8
9 cloths — ArtOfGiving9
10 cloths — ArtOfGiving10
We're sorry, but we can't provide refunds to purchasers who fail to apply the discount codes to their order. It means an extra bit goes to people in need, so thank you.