Shaun James works with exploiting potential energies: like the tension of a rubber band or the inevitable drop of an arm under weight. This provides a starting point for his work, which currently finds itself between sculptural form and practical tool.
Shaun plays with new processes as a means to both understand and expand them; leading him forward, creating tangents that evolve beyond their original motivation – shedding and absorbing material as the process unfolds. The work he makes has no singular direction. Instead he attempts to engage inductively with variables - playing, accumulating and allowing a process to activate, dictate or guide an outcome. The outcomes suggest new directions and potential futures continuing the notion that the simplest act upon an object or idea can have a resonating effect.
Shaun studied BA Fine Art at UWIC followed by a MA Fine Art at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He has exhibited nationally and internationally.