Artist Studio 3D Tours
The Net Gallery is creating a series of behind-the-scenes 3D tours of our artists’ studios, offering an opportunity to engage with their work on a personal level. Next in our series is James Rogers, whose work explores figuration in the realm of the post digital.
James Rogers | 3D Studio Tour
Click on the play symbol below to explore James’ studio. The tags inside the scan provide information about his work and process. Watch out for the yellow tags with special video content.
James Rogers | Biography
James Rogers explores figuration in the realm of the post digital, locating himself between his mostly self-built technologies and the artist’s hand to explore the ecosystem that exists between us and the emerging digital/ physical landscape.
A self-built printing machine has been hacked to extrude entire blocks of clay into coils, melt and construct wax for casting in bronze, and – when fitted with a drawing utensil – allow Rogers to connect his sculptural investigations to his works on paper, as the mechanical pathways become depicted in lines.
Concerned with connection and dependency, Rogers is interested in how these tendencies are mirrored in our technological networks and fragmented or even broken as they translate themselves into digital information, and then back again into physical emotions. It is here that he finds relevance in the underlying ‘digital-physical’ conversion processes of 3D printing and 3D scanning.
Rogers has recently been awarded the Fenton Arts Trust grant under the patronage of Dame Maggie Smith, has received the Mead Scholarship from Scott Mead, and has represented Puma in their recent collections surrounding reinvention and innovation.