This specific item was featured in the 2022 movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
80″ Icosahedron (Glass Onion), 2021
Stainless steel, glass, LED
This specific artwork was featured in the 2022 movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
Anthony James (b. 1974) is a London-born, Los Angeles-based artist who graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design with a degree in painting. James is known for his monumental sculptures and installations that embrace Minimalism, Transcendentalism, and Light and Space. In the winter of 2023, James became the first and only visual artist to have work exhibited on all seven continents when he installed one of his stainless steel, glass, and LED Portals at White Desert’s base camp near the South Pole.
“My work deals with a universal language based in sacred geometry,” says James. “It’s innate to everyone
on the planet, so it’s an honor to have my work on view in every continent.”
Among his major public installations, James occupied a garden at the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual Chelsea Flower Show in 2022, installing three light sculptures emulating natural crystal formations in tandem with 16 transmorphic color cubes sculptures at Saatchi Gallery that were connected to a central ethernet “brain” feeding algorithmic color cues to the sculptures, mimicking the mycorrhizal networking of birch forests. In 2021, James engaged the facade of the Flannels flagship on London’s Oxford Street with 33 million LEDs that wrapped the boutique’s exterior inside three dozen digital canvases projecting films exploring the infinite interiors of the artist’s Portal sculptures. He has also worked with the city of Westminster to install three monumental Light Fieldsculptures at Marble Arch in Hyde Park that drew 250,000 visitors in less than four months.
His works have been exhibited at the Palm Springs Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR), Berkeley Square (London), Art Basel (Switzerland), and The Armory Show (New York). He has works currently on public display in Aspen, Beverly Hills, Singapore, Dubai, London, and New York. His work has been the subject of solo gallery exhibitions at Saatchi Gallery (London), Opera Gallery (New York, Dubai, London), Brand New Gallery (Milan), There-There and Patrick Painter, Inc. (Los Angeles), and notable group shows at Blum & Poe (Los Angeles), SHOWstudio (London), and Thread Waxing Space (New York). His work has also been featured in The New York Times, Cultured, Artnet, VogueWWD, Bloomberg, Forbes, and Wallpaper*.
Courtesy of Anthony James & Opera Gallery (@anthonyjamesstudio)
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