James Capper // 8 Prototypes (2015)
8 PROTOTYPES (2015) was specially commissioned in celebration of James Capper’s solo exhibition Prototypes at Southwark Park Galleries in 2015 and was developed from an original prototype sketch included in the exhibition.
James Capper was born in 1987 in London and studied at the Royal College of Art, London. Interested in the aesthetics of mechanical power and hydraulics, James Capper's works respond to their environments by rolling, digging, climbing, drawing, lifting and cutting. To do so, they are often equipped with unique ‘marking’ components that are described by the artist as ‘tread pads’ or ‘teeth’. His works are separated into divisions, which he describes as constantly expanding ‘family trees’– from Earth Marking to Off Shore; from Carving Tools to the new Material Handling work. Capper is influenced by the Land art movement that originated in 1970s America, in which figures such as Robert Smithson made frequent use of machinery to facilitate their use of the natural landscape to create sculptures.
Archival Inkjet Print on Somerset Velvet 255gsm
Edition of 50 (5 artist proofs) with a numbered certificate of authenticity signed by the artist
29.6 x 29.6cm
£144 Inc. VAT,sold unframed.