Broken, Beaten & Buried
Exhibit dates: January 23 – March 7, 2009
Redux Contemporary Art Center was extremely excited to present Broken, Beaten and Buried, a new site-specific installation by internationally renowned artist James Marshall, (aka Dalek).
Dalek reached an elevated artistic status in the underground art world of graffiti and character design in the mid-nineties. He pioneered a character known as Space Monkey, which is an amalgamation of his personal interests and experiences, as well as a metaphor for the human condition.
Within the last decade, Dalek has made a more than successful leap into the fine art world, creating works for an accelerated roster of international galleries. His popularity has also propelled him into developing several commercial items, such as custom KidRobot soft vinyl toys, skateboard illustrations, vinyl decals, clothing apparel and books.
For his exhibition at Redux, Dalek moved away from his well-known individualized works on canvas and allowed the new work to explode within the galleries of Redux. The main portion of the exhibition was created on-site, one and a half weeks before the opening. A team of 8 people came together each day, under the direction of Dalek, to accomplish the ambitious site-specific project. Dalek continued his obsessive, colorfully flat approach to painting, expanding upon recent developments in his work, including the deconstruction of his Space Monkey character.
A special full color catalog accompanied the exhibition and was released upon the exhibition closing.
In April of 2009, Dalek appeared on the cover of Juxtapoz Magazine and in late 2007, and was a feature artist in Swindle Magazine. Prior to 2009, Dalek was featured in countless publications including Tokion Magazine and New American Paintings and in 2003 he had his first monograph printed, Dalek: Nickel Plated Angels, published from Gingko Press.
The artist is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in 2001/02 worked as an assistant to Takashi Murakami. The Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, Irvine Contemporaryin Washington, D.C, Elms Lester in London and Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris currently represent the artist.