Using objects appropriated from cartoons as a starting point, Vincent James makes artwork across a range of media including sculpture, painting and animation. In this work props dislocated from different cartoon worlds collide, creating surreal and whimsical interactions.
Since completing an MA at Goldsmiths in 1999 Vincent James has shown nationally and internationally including exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo. Recent exhibitions include The Grand Scheme of Things a solo show at PAPER, Manchester, a solo exhibition at Art Athina, Athens and work in a group show at Sluice Art Fair, London.
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.
The Last Word in Lonesome is Me
Tissue paper, acetate, plastic straws, wire and looped animation
60 x 60 x 45 cm
Rad Omen (Potent Marvel)
Cardboard, perspex, tissue paper and looped animation
60 x 49 x 8 cm (window)
Fabric, toy stuffing, wood and acrylic
177 x 35 x 35 cm
Cardboard, tissue paper, paper, plastic pipe and wood
142 x 91 x 88 cm
Aye Aye Captain
Fabric, toy stuffing plastic and wood
104 x 60 x 54 cm