Do I Worry if Niagara Falls?
Using objects appropriated from cartoons as a starting point, Vincent James makes artwork across a range of media including painting, sculpture and animation. In this work props dislocated from different cartoon worlds collide, creating surreal and whimsical interactions.
James’ sampling of popular culture and separation of objects from their original context links his work to American pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg. In his 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.
Since completing an MA at Goldsmiths in 1999 Vincent James has shown both nationally and internationally including exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo.
Vincent James had a solo exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale in 2008/09, ‘Suspended Animation’. Based in Rochdale, Touchstones Rochdale continues to work with Vincent James.