Albion Barn is delighted to continue supporting a non-commercial project* with JAMES CAPPER in response to the COVID-19 world pandemic.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, JAMES CAPPER, like many artists, spent a lot of time introspectively working in his studio in south London. The daily routine and the blurring of days that everybody has felt, coalesced into an idea for James to make this group of paintings called ROTARY PAINTINGS. A total of 100 paintings were made, each dated with a strapline relating to an event during the coronavirus pandemic.
We are immensily thankful to each and everyone who has already acquired these ROTARY PAINTINGS and supported the project. After a successful launch, we are excited to present more works from this group. Please scroll down to view works available for sale.
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* 50% of the proceeds from the sale of these ROTARY PAINTINGS will go to the artist and 50% will be donated to the frontline for necessary PPE, facilities and grief counselling through the not-for-profit charity, Covid Smart. The organisation presents the scientific research and facts in an accessible way, contributing to research projects in Oxford, and donating their proceeds from testing and donations to help key workers needs in immediate, practical, and grass root ways. Please follow their progress on their Instagram @CovidSmart.
Watch how James Capper creates ROTARY PAINTINGS with his HYDRA PAINTER, a prototype painting machine he made nearly four years ago.
A delivery of colour in the form of industrial paint within its natural origins of its fluid state mixing, fusing and blending within the steady graded rotary movement of the machine has given me wonderful dreams, inspiration for the identity of sculptural objects and mobile sculptures of the future. In reflection influenced by the history of modern art and artists of the past such as Jasper Johns, Anthony Caro and David Smith's hand painted sculptures...
- James Capper
Available to buyPrices do not include framing. But we have a framer and a standard frame in mind for these works and can organise this for you
In my opinion the formal circular image expresses life, time and strength in organic structure. The paintings capture the mechanical origins of movement in my sculpture although keep the nature of speed and time static in their creation, like cellular structures caught in colour images from the digital microscope.
These works have a friendly formal presence in a domestic setting, yet they deal with a time that changed the world. Compared to my sculptural divisions that speculate and ask only for time to be accepted as contemporary sculpture...
- James Capper
James Capper (b. 1987, London) is a young British artist whose practice adopts the techniques, materials and complex problem-solving processes of innovation and engineering to develop the possibilities of sculpture. His work consists of three distinct but interrelated processes – drawing, making sculpture and the capacities and application of the sculpture in action understood and developed through testing, filming and subsequent demonstrations. Following his studies at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art, James Capper’s work has been widely exhibited around the world in museums and not for profit institutions, as well as gallery spaces in London, New York and across Europe. He was the youngest ever artist to be awarded the prestigious Jack Goldhill Prize for Sculpture from the Royal Academy of Arts, London. His work is the subject of critical debate and dialogue about positions in sculpture in the 21st Century and continues to challenge varied audiences everywhere it is shown.