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Virtual Art with Anthony James

World-renowned light sculptor Anthony James’ first ever UK solo exhibition opens ‘virtually’ at Opera Gallery’s New Bond Street gallery.

Anthony James will showcase brand new large-scale sculptures and installations that will transform Opera Gallery London into an ever-changing mesmerising universe. His instantly-recognisable LED glass vitrines investigate the concept of the universal and transcendental, creating a meditative and limitless narrative, meticulously lit inside a world of multifaceted mirrors, glass and hallucinogenic surfaces.

Internationally acclaimed British born, LA-based artist Anthony James first gained recognition when he debuted his Birch Series in New York City in 2005. James is best known for his popular Icosahedrons – geometric globes of twenty identical triangular facets – a mathematical experiment in unity used by Plato to demonstrate an ideal system for perfect symmetry in three dimensions.

Opera Gallery London director Federica Beretta said: We are thrilled to kick off 2020 with Opera Gallery’s first solo show for Anthony James and to showcase a brand new selection of works that have been specially created for this exhibition. Anthony James’ light sculptures are reminiscent of a moment in time and space, as if you’re looking at the sky through the artist’s telescope – an exploration you cannot resist.”

Often compared to Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, the way he experiments with light and space gestures towards minimalism, materiality, alchemy and language.

Anthony James’ sculptures are mesmerising and energetic, forcing you to move round them, exploring the cosmos that his artwork encapsulates, and to look deep inside the cases of harmony and symmetry. To the viewer looking into the works, the straight lines often become curved before disappearing into black holes. In a 21st Century gallery space, the glass, steel, and LED structures bring a rigid and gleaming tangibility to the abstraction of the numerical calculation of flawless coherence.

You can view a video of the exhibition here:


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