James Angus’s finely crafted sculptures apply physical distortions to everyday objects and iconic architectural forms, making them at once familiar and strange to the eye. Ordinary objects such as a teapot, soccer or basket ball are literally turned inside out, dropped from a great height or expanded to massive scale. Modernist skyscrapers and neo-Gothic castles are inverted or twisted, divided and then realigned in new geometric permutations.
Born in Perth in 1970 and now based between Sydney and New York, Angus references the world of architecture, design and nature as he explores the traditional properties of sculpture – scale, volume and form – to transformative ends.
Press release courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.