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Jeffrey James (guest artist)

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Jeffrey James Profile 2018

Artist Profile

Jeffrey James is an architect and sculptor. Born in London, 1958.

He studied in London at The Chelsea School of Art and Hornsey School of Art and completed his MA in architecture at the Royal College of Art in 1985.

He began his architectural career working for Marcel Breuer Associates in New York and Ettore Sottsass's Memphis Design Group in Milan.

Jeffrey has created a large body of work that includes architectural, interior, furniture and lighting design projects and has designed for a diverse range of clients that have included Issey Miyake, Vivian Westwood and The Groucho Club.

His artworks have been frequently selected, exhibited and sold at The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show in London and his recent concrete sculptures won third prize at the Zeughausmesse, Berlin 2016.

Jeffrey has also enjoyed teaching and has been a guest juror at the Royal College of Art, The Architectural Association and The Bartlett School of Architecture.
He was a design lecturer for ten years tutoring at B.A. Hons. degree level as part of the Architecture Program in the School of Architecture at Greenwich University, London.

Jeffrey is now making sculpture from his Berlin based studio.

"As an architect and artist I'm interested in the relationship between man-made space, nature and the human condition. My works attempt to mediate between our incomprehensions of the natural world and the actual spaces and objects that we can physically touch or inhabit."

"I'm drawn to natural poetic architecture that creates spaces that take us back into ourselves like the cloister or the study carrel."

"My generative sculptures are made to be touched, placed and positioned. They are non-representational and narrative free. Beyond my own compositions the sculptures invite interaction. Modular pieces can be re-positioned according to ones own sense of creative play."

Portrait of Jeffrey James, (c) Johannes Wewetzer

JJ 2109 Picture Gallery