James writes on various aspects of art and travels regularly to review exhibitions, attend auctions and interview artists, collectors and curators. Click here for an article by him on sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, and here for an “In conversation” with Mat Collishaw. James is also Consultant Editor for the art magazine Canvas, which covers modern and contemporary art and culture across the Middle East and Arab world. He has a particular interest in Orientalist art; see here for an article he wrote about the revival in this sector of the art market and also see the Books page for news about his latest and award-winning book on the travels of the Orientalists in the Middle East and North Africa.

Click below to see examples of James’s work for Canvas.

Artist profile, Mona Hatoum

Artist profile, Timo Nasseri

Artist profile, Youssef Nabil

Review of Egyptian Surrealists exhibition

Review of Damien Hirst show, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable