Anthony James | Transcendence
Opera Gallery is delighted to present Anthony James first solo show in Seoul.
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.
Euclidean geometry, established as a systemised theory in Greece based on Ancient Egypt’s experiential knowledge of geometric shapes, has, at long last, been reborn in the hands of this innovative, talented artist. Facing the works, viewers are held in awe by the elegant, exquisite, symmetric, and methodical polyhedrons that seem to condense the universe itself within them.
James’ space of transcendence provides a moment of rest amidst the franticness of modern life and requests visitors to examine inwards. Anthony James’ works allow us to get a restful moment of undisturbed introspection and reflection.
Anthony James, 50" Octagon Wall Portal, 2019
Powdercoated stainless steel, specialised glass, LED lights, Solar Black finish
127 x 127 x 38,1 cm | 50 x 50 x 15 in
Anthony James, 60” Wall Mounted Birch (Cherry Frame), 2019
Stainless steel, specialised glass, LED lights, birch, cherry wood frame
76.2 x 152.4 x 38.1 cm | 30 x 60 x 15 in
Anthony James, 50” Icosahedron, 2019
Stainless steel, specialised glass, LED lights, Solar Black finish
127 x 127 x 127 cm | 50 x 50 x 50 in
Anthony James, 36” Wall Portal (Silver Birch Gray), 2020
Stainless steel, specialised glass, LED lights, Silver Birch Grey finish
91.4 x 91.4 x 38.1 cm | 36 x 36 x 15 in
Anthony James, 30” Bullet Painting, 2020
Polished stainless steel
76.2 x 76.2 cm | 30 x 30 in