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Anthony James: Headlining at London's Summer Art Fairs

British-born, LA-based artist, Anthony James is taking London's summer art scene by storm. The artist's mesmerising series of infinity geometric solids, filled with lights and mirrors feature in the inaugural Sculpture Series at Masterpiece London Art Fair, as well as our showcase in partnership with Fair For Saatchi, a brand new modern and contemporary art fair at the iconic Saatchi Gallery, better known as FFS.

                      

Anthony James at Masterpiece London Art Fair (left) and FFS., Fair For Saatchi (right) 

Anthony James' practice incorporates a variety of industrial objects, steel vitrines, aluminium sculptures, detritus, and wall-mounted installations - his use of vitrines drawing comparisons to Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons. Fixated on speed and mechanisation, James also searches for innovative methods to represent themes of death, destruction, and rebirth.

Anthony James, Portal Icosahedron, 2019 

The artist rose to fame in 2018, for setting fire to a Ferrari in a birch forest, in an act of sacrifice derived from Greek antiquity, and entombing the ravaged remains in an installation called Kθ - short for kalos thanatos (Greek for beautiful death). The piece initially previewed at the MoMA Associates, New York. James' practice continues to take on concepts of the universal and the transcendental as a means of demonstrating the impossibility of their representation.

Anthony James, Kθ, Ferrari 355 Spider, Birch and Fluorescent Lights, 2008

James was born in England in 1974 and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He moved to New York in 1998 and ten years later to Los Angeles; after spending two years in Munich from 2013-2015, he returned to Los Angeles.

His works have been exhibited internationally, including Art Basel (2010) in Basel and Miami Beach. They are also part of private and public collections, such as the General Motors Building, New York, and the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

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British-born, LA-based artist, Anthony James is taking London's summer art scene by storm. The artist's mesmerising series of infinity geometric solids, filled with lights and mirrors feature in the inaugural Sculpture Series at Masterpiece London Art Fair, as well as our showcase in partnership with Fair For Saatchi, a brand new modern and contemporary art fair at the iconic Saatchi Gallery, better known as FFS.

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