James Eden loosely navigates the mediums of Drawing, Sculpture and Video (sometimes blurring their boundaries) to make work that while remaining ‘open’, takes its origin from clear physical, active and material concerns.

Movement, Beauty, Otherness, Fluidity, Change, Apprehension and Sadness are all suitable words that have been used to describe responses to his work. It exists to not only be viewed but experienced. There is a challenge in seeing how things are made, but the viewer is also encouraged to go beyond the physical ‘fact’ of the work and discover alternative meanings.

James Eden was awarded the Jerwood Drawing Prize Student Award in 2010 for his collaborative video-drawing Burst. He currently lives and works in London, UK.