Art Athina - Vincent James

Art Athina Vincent James

26 to 29 May 2016 Faliron Pavilion, Athens, Greece

For Art Athina, Vincent James will create a large scale installation of paper cut-outs that cover the two large walls of PAPER's booth. Alongside these, Vincent will present animations, 2D work, and sculpture.  The animations in this show were created during a 6 week residency at PAPER in the summer of 2015. Vincent James is best known for using cartoon imagery to create surreal sculptures, collages and animations. His work draws on an ever expanding catalogue of objects appropriated from cartoons. However, as world events continue to take a darker turn, this has been reflected in Vincent’s artwork. There is a post-apocalyptic feel to much of the work in this show, which features explosions, falling rubble and toxic waterfalls. Despite this, there is a sense of hope and a celebration of life emerging from the wreckage. In a new work created for Art Athina a flaming arrow is reflected in the fractured glass of a broken window.  While collaged rubble falls from the sky the flickering flame could be part of the destruction or a glimmer of light in otherwise gloomy times.

After completing an MA at Goldsmiths in 1999, Vincent James has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work is part of the Touchstones Art Gallery Permanent Collection and Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation Collection, California. Visitors to Bury’s Light Night over the last three years will remember his site-specific installations projected into empty shop windows. Since his residency at PAPER has presented Vincent at The Manchester Contemporary and Sluice Art Fair.
Installation Views:
Artwork:

Rad Omen (Potent Marvel)
Cardboard, perspex, tissue paper and looped animation
60 x 49 x 8 cm (window)
2016
£2000
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Pot Bound
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2015
£300
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Mix Up
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2014
£300 (unframed)
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No Picnic
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2015
£300
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Bucketfuls
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2015
£300
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World Wide Woof
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2004
£300
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The Pipes of Peace
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2004
£300
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Sweet Tooth
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2004
£300
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Last Supper
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2004
£300
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Push-Me, Pull-You
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2004
£300
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Starry Eyed
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2004
£300
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Pillow Fight
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2004
£300
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Chatterbox
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2004
£300
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Skulduggery
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2015
£350 (framed)
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Mental Block 
Ink on cut-out Paper
29 x 21cm
2015
£300 (framed)
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'Tis The Season to Burn a Brolly 
Ink on cut-out Paper
27 x 21cm
2015
£300 (framed)
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Burnt Offering
Ink on cut-out Paper
42 x 29cm
2015
£350 (framed)
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Installation Views @ PAPER
Rubble in Paradise (detail)
Ink on Cut-out Paper
245 x 459cm
2016
Rubble in Paradise (detail)
Ink on Cut-out Paper
245 x 459cm
2016
Rubble in Paradise (detail)
Ink on Cut-out Paper
245 x 459cm
2016
Animations:
Playback
An animation made during the Exploring PAPER Residency at PAPER Gallery, Manchester in summer 2015.
Sound by Sam McLoughlin
1' 24"
Fall Out
An animation made during the Exploring PAPER Residency at PAPER Gallery, Manchester in summer 2015.
Sound by Sam McLoughlin
1' 05"
Flamin' Nora
An animation made during the Exploring PAPER Residency at PAPER Gallery, Manchester in summer 2015.
Sound by Sam McLoughlin
1' 31"
Ups & Downs
An animation made during the Exploring PAPER Residency at PAPER Gallery, Manchester in summer 2015.
Sound by Sam McLoughlin
1' 31"
PAPER Saturdays
(An animation made during the Exploring PAPER Residency at PAPER, Manchester)
1' 19"
2015