12–26 April, London:
Anthony James and Opera Gallery have collaborated with W1 Curates to present a new digital exhibition to be displayed on the three-floor Flannels London flagship store in Oxford Street starting from the 12th of April.
This immersive visual experience will convert the thirty-six 8k resolution digital canvases covering Flannels’ facade into an Anthony James’ iconic LED artwork. As looking at James’ artworks is like looking at the night sky through a telescope, this monumental multi-screen video show will allow the viewer to dive even further into the artist’s universe.
Anthony James is a British/American artist based in Los Angeles, known for his monumental and experiential sculptures and installations. James was born in England in 1974. He studied in London at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and graduated with a degree in fine art painting. His work gestures towards the theatricality of minimalism and formalism. There is a focus on materiality, alchemy, and deep respect for light and space.
“My work is my best attempt at giving the impossible, the infinite, a physical, objective existence. The materials are merely an extension of the gesture. I start with the gesture and have spent decades distilling these concepts down to the essential. So whether I’m using vanguard, illustrious materials, and high technology, or centuries-old metal techniques — my interest is in communicating the most direct way I can. There is a minimalistic simplicity to the work, yet it expresses something infinite — it’s a pluralistic paradox. I’ve tried to visually demonstrate the colossally vast and the infinitesimally small — the cosmos and the divinity inside oneself.” – source
W1 Curates is one of the world’s biggest permanent digital public art installations. W1 Curates is on a mission to bring color and culture to the high street. All of Europe’s busiest shopping streets, and for the public to enjoy for free.
“Masterpieces should be for everyone, not just the privileged few. Too often, wonderful art can feel exclusive, secluded within dusty galleries or intimidating exhibitions. It can appear inaccessible, upper class, or even old fashioned. Instead of being ignited with powerful art, people on the street are bombarded with urban advertising.”
More details about the event you can find on the Opera Gallery official website.