Vincent James' collages, sculptures, animations and installations are based on objects appropriated from cartoons. In these works props from different cartoon worlds collide creating strange, funny and surreal interactions. 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.
James' work is populated by forms that previously existed as background items or props in the narrative and are now free to star in new plots and scenarios.
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. Recent shows and interventions in the UK include a solo show at Touchstones Art Gallery in Rochdale; installations at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester as part of the Comme Ca ArtMap trail around the city and showing the animation Jet Set Trash as part of the FRED art invasion across Cumbria.