Vincent James makes sculpture, collage and animation based on objects appropriated from cartoons. In his work props dislocated from different cartoon worlds collide, creating surreal and whimsical interactions. Cut Up Rough is an example of this.
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 for Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki. His work is part of the Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation Collection, California and Touchstones Rochdale’s Permanent Collection.
‘In my 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.’