James Brooks 
Pillars of Hercules - EU Embassies in Brussels
2015
29.7 x 21 cm each














Installation shot:
Geometra
2016
Monica Bobinska/ Canal Projects
London










Installation shot -
Geometra
2016
Monika Bobinska/ Canal Projects
London

















Installation shot - 
Geometra 
2016
Monika Bobinska/ Canal Projects
London








James Brooks 
The Stoic Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (video still)
2016
7 System based audio pieces/ generic google search
22minutes








Paul Carey-Kent 
Review of  Geometra

James Brooks' subtle drawing-originated practice delights in using coded realities as the basis for apparent abstraction, and the seven methodological strands of Geometra also link the classical world to contemporary communications and terrorism. The result is the simplest-seeming complex show you could wish for. The audio slideshow Stoic Meditations of Marcus Aurelius combines three elements: seven black and white images of Syrian Roman Ruins as they were before the current conflict; seven selections from the ancient text chosen for resonance in the context; and a musical score for harp and flute derived from the sequencing of letters in the quotes. We're flickering between chance and calamity; yet the 22 minute whole is ambiently meditative.


http://paulsartworld.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/top-ten-up-now.html
250 words or less  

Review of:
James Brooks - Geometra

14 Feb - 6 Jan 2016


Monika Bobinska/ Canal Projects, London


Brooks dissects civic spaces into their constituent parts analysing how each are experiences of European social order, at the junction between the contemporary and historical.  He has brought together these elements – Roman roads, Ancient Greek lakes, town squares, and urban boundaries – re-imagining them as a cartographer, containing them within the boundaries of pure geometry devoid of the organic and the human.


The shapes are precision cut and reapplied to a base that contains the geometric super-structure. Up-close you can see the calculations, lines, and intimate geometric explorations; from afar, we are presented with a birds-eye view of each series rendered in flat colour.


I found the most successful works to be Paris’ twenty Arrondissements and the Tuscan Piazze. The former are no longer shown as a puzzle piece within ‘l’escargot’, but instead as individual areas in grey gauche. This is not the usual experience of a map of Paris, but is probably closer to how the Arrondissements’ demarcating boarders are used to order Parisian civic life.  The latter shows the four main piazze of Tuscany’s major cities; each space the flash-point of the historical, religious and civic, and are painted in the umber and terracotta that colour the Tuscan landscape. 


Though conceptual, this exhibition is not alienating as it investigates the universal familiarity of civic life through the most basic of shapes.  The aesthetic is such that should the viewer be armed with only the title of the work, it is apparent what is being observed.


(246 words)


http://250wordsorless.tumblr.com
James Brooks 
Geometra

14 Jan - 6 Feb 2016

Monika Bobinska/ Canal Projects 

60 De Beauvoir Crescent
London 
N1 5SB

info@canalprojects.info

www.canalprojects.info





















James Brooks
Civic piazze of Tuscany (Siena)
2016
Pencil, cuts & gouache on watercolour paper
21 x 21 cm

Group Show -
Contemporary British Drawing
Academy of Fine Arts
Xi'an, China
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

Contemporary British Drawing - Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, December 2015

While Western contemporary art in general is now quite frequently shown in China, this is the first show devoted specifically to contemporary drawing from Britain and represents a very interesting area for fresh investigation. Traditional European drawing has been a foundation of Chinese academic study from the Renaissance through to Impressionism and up to Soviet Social Realism.  In contrast, the study of developments in Western drawing since the beginning of the 20 century, especially after the second world war has been left almost blank. Therefore this show will provide a rare opportunity for the Chinese public to discover the diversity and depth of Western drawing today. The definition of drawing in the West has become more dynamic and conceptualised than ever.  The aim of this exhibition is that it might encourage a wider discussion and an exciting dialogue on the subject of drawing between China and the West. 

British artists have been a driving force for art across the globe since the end of the 20th centuryBritish Drawing can be seen as a specific aspect of British creativity.  At the request of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, we have especially included in the show two pieces by the iconic British masters Lucian Freud and David Hockney, who both had a considerable impact on the development of Chinese academic practice since China opened its doors to the West in 1978. However, more importantly for the aim of this exhibition is to bring to the Chinese public for the first time a collection of the most recent drawings by British artists. 


For more information - 
http://www.contemporarybritishdrawing.com/james-brooks.html
















James Brooks -
Spaces of cerebral exchange (Uffizi, Florence, Italy)
2015
Pencil and ink on watercolour postcard
10 x 14.8cm
















Booth - 
Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris
Art 15 - Art Fair - Olympia - London
21 - 23 May 2015






















James Brooks
Forecastings - Vienna
2015
Acrylic & pencil on prepared portrait linen
45 x 35 cm






















James Brooks
Forecastings - Moscow
2015
Acrylic & pencil on prepared portrait linen
45 x 35 cm






















James Brooks
Forecastings - Salzburg
2015
Acrylic & pencil on prepared portrait linen
45 x 35 cm 







James Brooks
Spaces of Cerebral Exchange (Rochester Art Gallery)
2015
Pencil on ink on watercolour postcard
10 x 14.8cm


Group show - 
DATA
03 April - 31 May 2015 

Rochester Art Gallery
95 High Street
Rochester
Kent
England
























James Brooks -
Mercantile conversation III
2015
Pencil & Ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm 


Group show - 
THE OFFICE OF GRAVITATIONAL DOCUMENTS
12 March - 25 March 2015

Galerie Laurent Mueller
Rue des Archives
75 Rue des Archives
75003 Paris
France


http://www.galerielaurentmueller.com/en/expositions/view/37/the-office-of-gravitational-documents-fax















James brooks 
Pillars of Society Archive - Palace
2015
Pencil on prepared paper
21 x 29.7 cm


Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April
Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm

Drawing Room
Tannery Arts,
12 Rich Estate,
Crimscott Street,
London SE1 5TE

https://drawingroom.org.uk/drawingbiennial2015/?/exhibitions/drawing-biennial-2015













James Brooks
Forecastings
Vienna, Moscow & Salzburg
2015
Acrylic & pencil on prepared portrait linen
45 x 35 cm each













Group show - 
Drawing towards Sound: Visualising the Sonic

04.03.2015 - 04.04.2015

The Stephen Lawrence Gallery 
University of Greenwich
10 Stockwell Street
London
SE10 8EY

http://www.greenwichunigalleries.co.uk/drawing-towards-sound/












Group show -
Kleine Formate

maria anisimowa, stephan baumkötter, karsten bott, james brooks, jean-luc cornec, jakob gasteiger, valeria heisenberg, julia jansen, jacqueline jurt, via lewandowsky, martin liebscher, arnika müll, gabriele muschel, laura j. padgett, peter rösel, ernst stark, cornelius völker.


6. dezember 2014 – 17. januar 2015


galerie martina detterer

hanauer landstrasse 20-22
60414 frankfurt am main
www.detterer.de














Group Show - 
Crosswords 2
2014
Galerie Jordan Seydoux, Berlin
http://jordan-seydoux.com/Galerie-Berlin/























Forecasting series -
New York (A week in August)
2013
Acrylic and pencil on portrait linen
45 x 35cm
http://www.galerielaurentmueller.com/fr/news.php












Installation photo - 
(Off)icielle
2014
Les Dock, Paris
http://www.galerielaurentmueller.com/en/news.php



















Group show -
Crosswords 2 
Galerie Jordan Seydoux, Berlin

Art & Language • Georg Baselitz • Patxi Bergé • Roland Boden • Boris+Natascha • James Brooks • Andreas Burger • Francisco Da Mata • Claudia De La Torre • Piotr Dluzniewski • Ursula Döbereiner • Maurice Doherty • Reinhard Doubrawa • Joel Ducorroy • Ilse Ermen • Claude Faure • Adib Fricke • John Giorno • Pierre Granoux • Sam Grigorian • Alex Hanimann • Knut Hertel • Alekos Hofstetter • Annette Hollywood • Claude Horstmann • Thomas Huber • Sharka Hyland • Judith Karcheter • Mark Lammert • P. Nicolas Ledoux • Françoise Mairey • Antoanetta Marinov • Nanne Meyer • Roland Moreau • François Morellet • Peter Morrens • Bruno Nagel • Alexander Negrelli • Sophia Pompéry • Marc Rebollo • Sven Stuckenschmidt • Mark Themann • Bignia Wehrli • Lawrence Weiner


08.11.2014 - 20.12.2014

Galerie Jordan Seydoux

Auguststr. 22    
10117 Berlin
www.jordan-seydoux.com

Pleased to be taking part in the FIAC associated art fair -
(Off)icielle
Les Docks, Cite de la mode et du design, Paris
22 - 26 Oct 2014 
Galerie Laurent Mueller
http://www.officielleartfair.com/en/galerie_off/laurentmueller-1372_202210












Group exhibition - 
Wish you were here 
2014
The Atkinson Art gallery
Southport


Group show - 
Wish you were here
23 Aug- 9 Nov 2014

Atkinson Gallery 

Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB 

http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/wish-you-were-here/

The group show includes over 200 postcards works and will include pieces by, amongst others - Carl Andre, Richard Long, Dieter Roth, Bruce Nauman, Joseph Beuys, Yoko Ono, Ben Vautier, Gilbert & George, Susan Hiller, Gavin Turk, Ruth Proctor, Aleksandra Mir, Julie Cockburn and Mark Wallinger.
















Installation photo - 
Due - Group show 
Galleria Doppelgaenger
Bari
Italy
http://www.doppelgaenger.it/exhibitions/due/












Installation photo -
Data as Culture II - Group show
Lighthouse
Brighton
http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/data-as-culture




































Group show - 

Data as Culture
Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton

21 June - 20 July 2014
(Wednesday - Sunday)

James Brooks
Paolo Cirio
Thick Ear
James Bridle
YoHa
Sam Meech

http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/data-as-culture






























Install photos - 
Fogli 
Group show 
Galleria Doppelgaenger, Bari, Italy




































Book available from X Marks the Bökship
http://www.bokship.org/postcard.html












Install Photo -
The Postcard is a Public work of Art 
2014
X Marks the Bökship, London












James Brooks
Spaces of cerebral exchange (CAS)
2014
Pencil and black ink on watercolour postcard
10 x 14.7cm 














Group show -
The Postcard is a Public work of Art 
23 January to 1 March 2014 

Postcards by sixty artists based in Britain, the majority newly made for this exhibition. Curated and catalogued by Jeremy Cooper.

X Marks the Bökship, London
http://www.bokship.org/postcard.html























Sunday Screening - 09.02.2014
Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris

4 videos by James Brooks -

Sometimes in the studio I feel like Cooler King Hilts
The Third Man
Reversed Performance
Nocturnes from the headlines of Le Monde
























From the Fields series - 
Field 8:16 
2013
29.7 x 22 cm
Pencil on archival papers

Drawing exhibited at the London Art fair 2014 -
Giles Baker Smith Fine Art -
http://www.gbsfineart.com/
















Installation photo -
Fogli - Group show 
Galleria Doppelgaenger
Bari, Italy
http://www.doppelgaenger.it/exhibitions/fogli/
















James Brooks
Great ideas copied and covered  
(Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - Imperialism: the highest stage of capitalism)  
2013
Pencil and ink on folded archival paper 
18 x 22cm


Group show
Fogli
Galleria Doppelgaenger, Bari, Italy 
4th December 2013 - 15th February 2014










James Brooks
Nocturnes from the headlines of Le Monde (Install photograph)
2013
Galerie laurent mueller, Paris
12 September - 26 October 2013
(Photo credit: Cyrille Robin)















(Film Still)
Nocturnes from the headlines of Le Monde
2013
Video and audio work
17 minute duration
Galerie laurent mueller, Paris
12 September - 26 October 2013






















James Brooks
Global Editions
Galerie laurent mueller, Paris
12 September - 26 October 2013




















Solo Show
Facts and Fictions
Galerie laurent mueller, Paris
12 September - 26 October 2013

SUMMER SHOW













James Brooks
Spaces of Cerebral Exchange (Trinity Contemporary)
2013
Pencil and black ink on watercolour postacard
10 x 14.8 cm

http://www.trinitycontemporary.com/

SUMMER SHOW



















Showing in the summer exhibition at Trinity Contemporary, London
http://www.trinitycontemporary.com/

DATA




























James Brooks
Spaces of Cerebral Exchange (Contemporary Art Society)
2013
Pencil and black ink on watercolour postcard
10 x 14.8 cm


http://www.contemporaryartsociety.co.uk/public-programme-at-central-street/projects-upper-level-/project-03-data-5-july-27-september-2013-