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Title

Mosquito

2004

Artist

James Angus

Australia, United States of America

1970 -

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  • Details

    Date
    2004
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    polyurethane and wood veneer
    Edition
    3 + AP 1
    Dimensions
    mosquito: 45.0 x 79.5 x 105.0 cm plinth: 9.5 x 86.4 x 120.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Eleonora and Michael Triguboff 2019. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    126.2019.a-m
    Copyright
    © James Angus, Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
    Artist information
    James Angus

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  • About

    James Angus is one of Australia’s most accomplished contemporary artists, highly regarded for his imaginative sculptures that blur the distinction between fiction and reality. Angus is skilled and knowledgeable in traditional and contemporary sculpting techniques, from modelling with clay to using computer programs to design and execute sculptures that appear to be physically implausible. This work is based upon a 1930s mosquito model Angus saw in the collection of the Natural History Museum, New York. With the assistance of a computer program, Angus has abstracted the insect, remodelling it with geometric appendages and a chequered, two-toned veneer epidermis.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Rachel Kent, James Angus, 2006, 50-51 (colour illus.), 74, 78.

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