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James Haggas

James Haggas: Superman, 2014, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

James Haggas: Superman, 2014, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

James Haggas: Installation view, 2014, various

James Haggas: Installation view, 2014, various

James Haggas: Superman, 2014, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
James Haggas: Installation view, 2014, various

James Haggas: Superman, 2014, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

James Haggas

Bucks New University, BA (Hons) Fine Art

 

James Haggas draws on the process of discovery and learning, to create colourful and often humorous installations with found objects, paintings and sculptures. Motivated by ‘things that he does not understand’, Haggas playfully explores his own world and the constantly changing kaleidoscope of stimulation within it. It is this infinite abundance of experiences that stimulates new, intrinsically original, aesthetic excursions. 

 

The happy accident, takes centre stage – as his process of enquiry, of continually testing and pushing his environment, sometimes yields creative by-products. 

 

In this world of ephemeral importance, on any given day, Haggas may find himself pursuing fresh lines of enquiry – up to a notional point of ‘resolution’ – at which stage his interest invariably fades and he moves on to something else. His installations reflect this approach, as each work sits as part of an eclectic whole – an immersive celebration of the everyday.

 

www.jameshaggas.com

 

 

Platform

Platform

5 - 28 September 2014

 

A group exhibition of exceptional work by graduating students from around the region, selected by MK Gallery from University of Bedfordshire, Bucks New University and University of Northampton.

 

One Platform exhibitor will be nominated by MK Gallery for the South East regional Platform Graduate Award, for a chance of winning £2,500 and a twelve month mentoring scheme. 

 

 

Platform Exhibitors:


Sophie Fowkes

Holger Kilumets

Suzannah Holford

Jacob Austin

Maxwell Kirwin

James Haggas

The following free* talks will take place from 6-8pm as part of our Student Season:

 

Students Talking

Wednesday 3 September

Presentations by former MK Gallery Showcase and Platform exhibitors.

 

Tutors Talking

Wednesday 17 September

An evening of pecha-kucha style artist-talks from tutors at a selection of regional universities. 

 

*Places limited.

Pre-booking essential.