Anthony James

Anthony James is a British-American artist based in Los Angeles, known for his monumental installations and sculptures. He was born in England in 1974 and studied in London at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design from 1994 to 1998. His work gestures towards minimalism, materiality, process, alchemy, language, mechanisation and experimentation with light and space.

His sculptures operate between the iconic and the arbitrary, the concrete and the alchemic, the mythical and the experiential. James describes his work as “evoking pictorial depictions of the cosmos, alluding to notions of mysticism, ethereality, spirituality and science, all the while anchored through the use of weighty, industrial materials”.

The glass, steel, and LED structures bring a rigid and gleaming tangibility to the abstraction of the numerical calculation of flawless coherence. James’s artworks are compelling approximations, facsimiles of understanding and belief thousands of years old that come down to us on our own terms of modern metals and technological light.

His first monograph, ‘Morphic fields’, was published by Hatje Cantz in 2014. His work has recently been exhibited at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and is part of the Palm Springs Art Museum collection, USA.

In 2020, he was selected to be part of the Mayfair Sculpture Trail, with his 97 inches high Crystal piece displayed in Old Bond Street.

Image courtesy of the artist