James Geurts employs an ‘expanded drawing practice’ to draw out the dynamics that form physical spaces and perception. To do this, Geurts’ amplifies and reframes phenomena such as horizons, tidal zones, fault-lines, meridians, and other conceptual lines and markers of place. For TÖNE, Geurts will install a large-suspended solar-powered light and sound sculpture Magnetic Eclipse, referring to historic maritime navigation.
About James Geurts
Australian artist James Geurts lives and works in Melbourne and London. He completed his Masters of Art at RMIT Melbourne in 2009 and has been producing large-scale, site and time- specific projects and gallery works in international contexts since 2002. Recent commissions in this vein include Drawing: Horizon, a solar light sculpture, staged on the coastline of the North Sea in The Hague (2010), and a large-scale light sculpture Drawing: Tidal Topographies 10 shown at Dalhousie Art Gallery’s Place Markers exhibition (2012). His work has been presented by galleries including: White Cube London, GEMAK Holland, ARTspace Los Angeles, Centre for Contemporary Art Televiv Israel, Adelaide Biennale at the Art Gallery of South Australia, La Chambre Blanche Quebec and the Australian Center for Contemporary Art. Geurts is founding Director of the conceptual art project ‘Embassy for Water’, part of the European Capital for Culture in Leeuwarden Holland 2018.