Anthony James is a British/ American artist based in Los Angeles, known for his monumental and performative sculptures and installations. His work gestures towards minimalism, materiality, process, alchemy, language, mechanization, and experimentation with light and space. Michael Slenske interviewed James about his art. Slenske said “Though he claims a lot of his art is about esoteric concerns, death and rebirth, and a certain spiritual energy, he also argues, ‘A lot of the art is in the correction of a mistake or maybe it is the mistake. I’m very open to what comes to me. I feel like certain things are serendipitous.”
Anthony James is co-founder of There-there Gallery with Lauri Firstenberg. There-there’s mission as a new production company is to “produce exhibitions, films, and editions in order to promote ongoing collaborations with local and international artists.” There-there opened in Hollywood in 2017. In an interview with Artnews, James said, “I view this partnership as a way for me to extend my practice, utilizing our new space to present dynamic programs. From both of our perspectives, artists supporting other artists can be a generative and powerful gesture.”
Anthony James was born in England in 1974. He studied in London at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design from 1994 to 1998. In 1998, he moved to New York City and ten years later to Los Angeles. He did a brief stint in Munich for two years starting in 2013 and then moved back to Los Angeles.
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