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Vincent James

Artist making sculpture, collage and animation based on objects appropriated from cartoons.

Using objects appropriated from cartoons as a starting point, Vincent James makes artwork across a range of media including sculpture, collage and animation.  In his work props dislocated from different cartoon worlds collide, creating surreal and whimsical interactions.


James’ sampling of popular culture and separation of objects from their original context links his work to American pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg.  In his work objects originally only glimpsed in a few frames of a cartoon, become frozen in time, locked in three-dimensional space or trapped in endless loops of animation.


Since completing an MA at Goldsmiths in 1999 Vincent has shown nationally and internationally including exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo.  Exhibitions include Sew What?, a solo show at Studio 2, Todmorden, inclusion in the group show Merry-Go-Round-Broke-Down at Air Gallery, Altringham and a residency and solo exhibition for Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki.


His work is part of the Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation Collection, California and Touchstones Art Gallery Permanent Collection, Rochdale.  The Greater Manchester Museums Group also selected his work, Do I Worry if Niagara Falls? for inclusion in Our Connected Histories, their online archive project.


Home Fronts

An Eye for an Eye for an Eye

Bad to Wurst

Vitamin Shots

You Can't Put it Back in the Tube

Flask for Trouble

Cut up Rough

Skate, Rattle & Roll

Safe Passage

Media Intrusion (animation)

Media Intrusion

Moveable Feast

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