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James Cook

James is a bronze sculptor based in Cape Town, South Africa.

His intricate bronze works grapple with the complexity of the human form, whilst constantly striving to elicit emotions through expression.

Available Works

Artist Statement

 

My work grapples with the complexity of the human form and strives to elicit emotions through the universal language of expression. I aim to create artworks that are aesthetically pleasing but also contain layers of depth. I initially had a focus on pure realism but I now aim to create works that sit slightly outside the bounds of reality. The fragmented nature of my sculptures aim to captive the audience by allowing space for them to fill in the gaps themselves.

 

I have worked with oil paint and resin but bronze sculpture is the medium with which I identify most closely.

 

I am attracted to the permanence of bronze and the intricacy of the casting process.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2021- 2022: The Melrose Gallery - Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 2021 - 2022: Art@Africa - Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2013 - 2022: Palette Fine Art Gallery - Cape Town,  Stellenbosch & Franschhoek, South Africa

  • 2021 - 2022: Art Curator: Lourensford Wine Estate - Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2021 - 2022: Roche Bobois - Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa