James Angus

(Australia, United States of America 1970 – )

Mountains, valleys, caves

Location
Not on display
Further information

James Angus is a sculptor who distorts scale, volume and form in a practice that addresses the themes, materials, and processes of architecture, design, and nature. Angus' 'Mountains, valleys, caves' 2005 is an expansion upon the artist's sculptural exploration of the relationship between abstraction and figuration. The wave and trough forms are at once artificial and organic, recalling mathematical graphs as well as landscape.

'Mountains valleys, caves' 2005 was designed by the artist on a computer using engineering software mouldCAM, and is based upon principles of monocoque, in which an object's surface absorbs the weight and stress of its structure. The inverted underside contrasted with the protruding exterior exploits negative and positive space.

Year
2005
Media
Sculpture
Medium
fiberglass, synthetic polymer paint
Dimensions
95.0 x 146.5 x 91.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2014
Accession number
116.2014
Copyright
© James Angus, Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery