James Capper (b. 1987, London) received his B.A. in Sculpture from the Chelsea College of Art and Design and his M.A. from the Royal College of Art, London, where he was presented with the Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture. James Capper’s art adopts the techniques, materials and complex problem-solving processes of innovation and engineering to develop the possibilities of sculpture. His sculptural language evolves along different modular chains termed ‘Divisions’. Each work can be understood as a prototype and therefore each sculpture produces questions that the next work attempts to answer, so that over time each Division produces its own clear iconography and application in action. Capper lives and works in London, UK. 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
"James Capper, The Edge", UNIVERSITY OF BATH ART GALLERY, Bath, England
 
2016
"Mountaineer", WASSAIC ARTIST RESIDENCY, Amenia, Dutchess County, New York
James Capper, Art in Romney Marsh (forthcoming)
"The Imitation Game," MANCHESTER ART GALLERY, Manchester, UK
"James Capper Atlas", Brussels (forthcoming)
"Summer Sculpture Show", PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York
"Continuum", Vigo, London

"Atlas and Telestep", SPOLETO FESTIVAL, Italy
"What we all lack", HANNAH BARRY GALLERY, London, UK
 
2015
"ATLAS," Dilston Grove, London, UK
"The Mechanical Corps, On the trail of Jules Verne," HMKV, Dortmund, Germany
"Sculpture in the Close," JESUS COLLEGE, Cambridge, UK2015  
"Hydra Step, Hydra Shuffle," UNDERBELLY ARTS FESTIVAL, Sydney, Australia
"James Capper", CGP LONDON/ Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, London
"Fire Sale", curated by Shaun McDowell, Dynamite Projects, Surrey
"Poppositions" curated by Alain Servais, Brussels, Belgium
"Doppelgänger" Curated by Juan Bolivar and Richard Bateman, no format, London
"Drawing Biennial 2015," DRAWING ROOM, London
"Greenhorn & Hydraulic Sculpture", CASS SCULPTURE FOUNDATION, Chichester, UK
"Access Through Tools Festival," LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, London
"Six Step", RIA DELL’ORSO for 56th Venice Bienale, Venice, Italy
"Work", ELIKA GALLERY, Athens, Greece
"Mountaineer," PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York
"Tools of the Trade," HANNAH BARRY GALLERY, London
 
 
2014      
"A Strong Affinity," HANNAH BARRY GALLERY, London
"STEP/SHUFFLE," ART BASEL Hong Kong
"Canalology," from Markfield Park, N15 4RB, along the canal path to Stonebridge Lock, Tottenham
"The Mechanical Corps, On the trail of Jules Verne," Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

 

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