Selected Works Vol. XI

21 Jun 2018 – 1 Sep 2018

Opere Scelte

Piedmont, Italy


Travel Information

  • From train station Porta Nuova take the bus 61 (direction Mezzaluna) and get off at Piazza Vittorio stop
  • Train station close to the gallery is Porta Nuova

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James Brooks transforms the information in an abstract work of art, creating an alternative language.


Opere Scelte Gallery has the pleasure of inviting you, on Thursday 21th June 2018 at 6 PM, in via Matteo Pescatore 11/D to the opening of the solo exhibition of James Brooks, Selected Works Vol. XI.

Brooks transforms the information in an abstract work of art, creating an alternative language. The abstraction process is the method through which he pass on his own interests; he likes to investigate the way in which today’s society has evolved from ancient civilizations, using scientific innovation as the Greek geometry, the Latin alphabet or the Arabic metric system. Thus the artist creates series where the spaces – Roman Street, ancient Greek lakes, squares and urban borders – became the point of connection between contemporary and past. As a cartographer, he works inside the limits of pure geometry lacking every human reference. The forms are defined with precision and reapplied inside a geometric structure. Looking closely at his works it is possible to see calculus, lines and geometric explorations; from far away, the visual sweep is a meticulous combination of repeated forms made in flat colour.

In the last series, Portmanteau Portraits, he continues the exploration of alphanumeric conversions and maths to question the relationship between language and abstraction through the names of particular people and places. Portmanteau Portraits, similar to the previous series Transformation of Cities – also part of the exhibition - explores the metamorphosis of empires and ancient times, using purposely the names of Greek and Roman historical divinities, with the intention of exploring the idea of change in the various beliefs within History.

The exhibition will be open until Saturday 1st September 2018.

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