James Brooks’ practice utilises data sources of varying cultural status as starting points to make work in the mediums of: drawing, painting, printmaking and sound. Implementing modernist and system-based art strategies, Brooks realises esoteric visual solutions in an attempt to explore information and organisational structures within society.
James Brooks studied at Chelsea College of Art and since that time has shown in solo and group exhibitions in: Paris, Frankfurt, London, New York, Berlin, Munich, Brussels, Miami, Norway, Hiroshima, Galway, and Bari. He has been included in exhibitions at the Staedel Museum, Frankfurt and Tate Britain, London. He has had 10 solo exhibitions to date and was selected for the Contemporary Art Society’s ART Futures 2007 held at Bloomberg SPACE, London. His work is held in collections including University of Arts, London; Staedel Museum, Frankfurt; and the David Roberts Arts Foundation, London. He is represented by galleries in Turin, Frankfurt, and London. Awards include the artist/curator development grant by the Art Council of England (2006), and he was selected to write and deliver a paper on Contemporary Drawing for the publication and symposium Drawing: The Future at The National Gallery, London. In 2017 Brooks will exhibit in Singapore and Turin, and undertake an artist residency in Hiroshima, Japan.
Data as Culture 2014
March 2014 – February 2015 at the Open Data Institute