James Angus

(Australia, United States of America 1970 – )

Mosquito

Location
Not on display
Further information

James Angus is one of Australia’s most accomplished contemporary artists, highly regarded for his imaginative sculptures that blur the distinction between fiction and reality. Angus is skilled and knowledgeable in traditional and contemporary sculpting techniques, from modelling with clay to using computer programs to design and execute sculptures that appear to be physically implausible. This work is based upon a 1930s mosquito model Angus saw in the collection of the Natural History Museum, New York. With the assistance of a computer program, Angus has abstracted the insect, remodelling it with geometric appendages and a chequered, two-toned veneer epidermis.

Year
2004
Media
Sculpture
Medium
polyurethane and wood veneer
Dimensions
46.0 x 80.0 x 99.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Accession number
126.2019.a-m
Copyright
© James Angus, Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery