James Verbicky was born in Edmonton, Canada in 1973 and spent most of his life in British Columbia. Through his atmospheric, abstract, and expressionist work, he has achieved critical acclaim as well as a strong presence in the international contemporary art scene. His recent series entitled ‘Media Paintings’ bridges the gap between sculpture and painting by binding fragments of vintage media to one another, using both language and imagery and melting them together. By unearthing and layering the remnants of numerous disparate generations, the artworks transcend simple words and images, which become objects that contain the essence of human culture. Verbicky currently lives and works in the US.