Past

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Todd James

Infinity Lessons

A.L.I.C.E. is very happy to present ‘Infinity Lessons’, Todd James’ s first solo show in Belgium. Self- taught, Todd James (aka REAS) acquires his first elements of visual language at an early age painting the NY subway system. In 2000, he creates, along with friends Barry McGee and Steve Powers, the exhibition « Street Market » at Deitch Projects in NY. This exhibition is then selected for the 2001 Venice Biennale. Since then, James’ work has been shown at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Tate Museum in Liverpool, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco as well as in numerous galleries worldwide. In a very cartoonish style, the artist delivers his humorous and often absurd vision of the American society. His painting mixes influences from the pop illustration to the American expressionist painters such as Dekooning and Franz Kline. ALICE: “what themes are you working on for this show? “ TODD:” I am making more of what I’ve been doing lately : Somali pirates , military themes, sexy people in sexy places, things that are happening now but seem like they’ve been going on and on since the beginning and will be to infinity . There will be lots of colors and gouache on paper”.