James Angus

James Angus
Bicycles
2008
steel, aluminium, chrome, polyurethane rubber, acrylic
108 x 54 x 182 cm
© Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

James Angus is concerned with how real objects might be compromised by hypothetical events. In a work such as Soccerball dropped from 35,000 feet (1999), he conjures an unlikely scenario, performing visual tricks via disorientating strategies of scale, space, form and colour. Angus's works occupy hallucinatory realities, prompting us to reconsider the physicality of objects from fictional perspectives.

James Angus was born in Perth in 1970 and currently lives and works in Sydney and New York. Graduating from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), Angus was later awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts at Yale University School of Art in the United States. Angus has held solo exhibitions at leading contemporary art galleries and his work has been selected for major national and international exhibitions.

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