London based artist James Rogers’ work explores figuration in the realm of post-digital, employing and hacking 3D-printing techniques to work with bronze, copper, iron, and precious metals.
The artist's own testimonial of this work places focus on his right hand and the compass he held but sadly dropped, "he focused so hard on carrying the face that was far more beautiful than his, almost as a shield experimenting on what happens when you remove certain parts of the story, at first I just removed his compass and watched his arm spiral out of control, then I decided to remove his legs and see how far he can go after that."
His artistic trajectory began with the discovery of outsider art, starting with Darger and Wolfli, before moving towards the influence of Gustav Mesmer’s flying machines. This focus upon the machine, reignited his newfound interest in the high arts while works such as Hogarth’s conversation pieces inspired Rogers to explore the relationships that exist between people and their objects. This timed well with the artist’s discovery of 3D-printing. He designed and built his own 3D-printer, attracting the attention of the Mead Foundation, who supported his investigations into the conjuncture between the arts and technology through the provision of a scholarship.
BA Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, London, 2016.
Awards: Mead Family Foundation, UAL, London 2015.
Recent Projects: Real People do Real Things, Nike Campaign for Airmax 90, 2019. A boom downloaded from the clouds, Olly Fathers & James Rogers, Arietta Chandris, Blowout Magazine, 2019.
Solo Exhibitions: James Rogers, Blue Shop Cottage, Camberwell, London, 2020.
Recent Exhibitions: The Other Art Fair Summer Edition, Kings’ Cross, London, 2019. This is the end? Candid Arts Trust, London, 2019. Why so yellow? Private residence exhibit, London, 2018. FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London, 2018.