James Capper

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(Londres, 1987)

Vive y trabaja en Londres, Reino Unido

James Capper realiza esculturas móviles en una amplia gama de materiales. El dibujo también es una parte importante de su práctica, desde dibujos conceptuales (definiendo, desarrollando y trazando nuevas ideas y conceptos para su escultura), dibujos técnicos. De esta manera, para cada escultura realizada hay un gran número de dibujos acumulados desde la concepción hasta la terminación, así como los dibujos realizados después de que la escultura esté terminada; Característica del trabajo de James es la forma de hacer las esculturas móviles que consiste en tres procesos distintos pero interrelacionados: dibujar, fabricar la escultura con sus capacidades móviles y la puesta en acción; todo esto se desarrolla a través de pruebas, filmaciones y demostraciones. Su arte adopta técnicas, materiales y complejos procesos de resolución de problemas en innovación e ingeniería.

Entre sus exposiciones más resientes se encuentran SCULPTURE IN PUBLIC, WBG London Project, Woodwork Studios, Londres; Bienal de Dibujo 2017, Drawing Room, Londres; SCULPTURE & HYDRAULICS, The Edge Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, University of Bath, Bath; Faith & Fathom, Galleria Poggiali, Florencia, Italia; JAMES CAPPER, RACHEL CROWTHER, TENANT OF CULTURE, ABIGAIL FLETCHER-DRYE, SEAN LAVELLE, ALICIA REYES McNAMARA, LINDSEY MENDICK, MATILDA MOORS, LUCIA QUEVEDO, ALICIA TSIGARIDES, clearview, Londres; MOUNTAINEER, Wassaic Artist Residency, Amenia, Dutchess County, Nueva York; Sculptor’s Drawings, Alma Zevi, Venecia; EARTH MARKING EXPEDITION– Mobile Sculpture, Component Parts, Hannah Barry Gallery, Londres; James Capper, Art in Romney Marsh, Kent, UK; PORTA CARVE, Vigo Gallery, Londres; Summer Sculpture Show, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Nueva York

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Born in 1987, London, UK

Lives and works in London, UK

James Capper makes mobile sculpture to be used in action in a wide range of materials or terrains. His works are sculpture, and sculptural tools in - or ready for -action. Drawing is an important part of his practice and he makes large numbers of drawings of all kinds - from concept drawings (defining, developing and outlining new ideas and concepts for sculpture), technical drawings (line or filled-in drawings used to work out how the sculpture moves) to presentation drawings (spectacular, often large-scale, coloured drawings showing the sculpture in its complete form) and in-action drawings (complex drawings showing the sculpture in movement across space and time). In this way, for every realised sculpture there are a large number of drawings accumulated from conception to completion, as well as drawings made after the sculpture is finished; it characteristic of James to draw his sculptures well beyond the fabrication period and even to return to specific sculptures through drawings years after they are made.

James Capper’s way of making mobile sculpture consists of three distinct but interrelated processes – drawing, making sculpture and the capacities and application of the sculpture in action understood and developed through testing, filming and subsequent demonstrations. His art adopts the techniques, materials and complex problem-solving processes of innovation and engineering to develop the possibilities of sculpture. 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

JAMES CAPPER, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia (solo) (forthcoming) James Capper with Katzki, Broken Hill Residency, New South Wales, Australia (forthcoming) INHABITED BY OBJECTS, A dialogue with the house of Jean Prouve, CAB Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium (forthcoming) JAMES CAPPER DRAWINGS, Broken Hill Regional Arts Centre, New South Wales, Australia (solo) (forthcoming) Holiday Home, ALMA ZEVI, Celerina, Switzerland (forthcoming) James Capper, Casa Wabi Artist Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico (forthcoming) Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, Berkshire, UK WAYS TO MAKE MOBILE SCULPTURE, Albion Barn, Oxford (solo) (publication) SCULPTURE IN PUBLIC, WBG London Project, Woodwork Studios, London Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London James Capper SCULPTURE & HYDRAULICS, The Edge Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, University of Bath, Bath (solo)

Faith & Fathom, Galleria Poggiali, Florence, Italy JAMES CAPPER, RACHEL CROWTHER, TENANT OF CULTURE, ABIGAIL FLETCHER-DRYE, SEAN LAVELLE, ALICIA REYES McNAMARA, LINDSEY MENDICK, MATILDA MOORS, LUCIA QUEVEDO, ALICIA TSIGARIDES, clearview, London MOUNTAINEER, Wassaic Artist Residency, Amenia, Dutchess County, New York Sculptor’s Drawings, Alma Zevi, Venice EARTH MARKING EXPEDITION– Mobile Sculpture, Component Parts, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (solo)
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