Birthplaces:
Amersfoort
2018
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on archival watercolour paper 
21 x 21cm

Private collection

















Birthplaces: 
Kiev
2018
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on archival watercolour paper
21 x 21cm

Private collection















Showing at Le Salon du dessin, Paris:
Organisation of peers, commons, and gentry VIII & X'
Patrick Heide Contemporary, London
http://patrickheide.com/drawing-now-2018/






















Recent purchase by the Staedel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany. Portmanteau Portraits (Graeco-Roman Gods)























Portmanteau Portraits series:
Graeco-Roman Gods (Hera to Juno)
2017
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on archival watercolour
14.8 x 10.5cm
Portmanteau Portraits series:
Graeco-Roman Gods (Hades to Pluto)
2017
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on archival watercolour
14.8 x 10.5cm














Group show:
Floating Urban Slime Sublime 
December - January 2017
Miyauchi Art Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan






















Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry XV
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
14.8 x 10.5 cm














Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry XIV
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
14.8 x 10.5 cm






















Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry XIII
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
14.8 x 10.5 cm













Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry XII
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
14.8 x 10.5 cm






















Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry XI
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
14.8 x 10.5 cm























Artwork for the group show 'New Modern':
Study for Organisation of Peers, Commons, and Gentry XII
2017
Digital print on paper
29. 7 x 21 cm

New Modern, Saturation Point, London






















Artwork from the group show 'B.A.D. Futures':
The Margins & the Centre
2017
Digital print on paper
29.7 x 21cm
Group show:
DR/OP (Beyond Boundaries)
August 2017
Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore















Install photo:
The colour and the shape
Patrick Heide, London
http://patrickheide.com






















Install photo:
The colour and the shape
Patrick Heide, London
http://patrickheide.com






















Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry VI
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
14.8 x 10.5 cm






















Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry VII
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
14.8 x 10.5 cm






















Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry VIII
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
14.8 x 10.5 cm






















Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry IX
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
14.8 x 10.5 cm






















Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry X
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
14.8 x 10.5 cm
Am/ Pm VI
2017
Gouache, scalpel, pencil on watercolour paper
21 x 21cm

Group show:
The shape and the colour
Patrick Heide
London
http://patrickheide.com
Am/ Pm VII
2017
Gouache, scalpel, pencil on watercolour paper
21 x 21cm

Group show:
The shape and the colour
Patrick Heide
London
http://patrickheide.com







Approximates
Munich/ Madrid/ Munich & London/ Munich/ London
2017
Ink & pencil on watercolour paper
10.5 x 14.5cm



James Brooks
Am/ Pm I
2017
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on watercolour paper
18 x 18cm


James Brooks
Am/ Pm IV
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper 
18 x 18cm
























Install photo:
Conversions (two-person show)
March 2017
Narrative Projects, London





Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry
2017
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on archival watercolour paper
21 x 29.7 cm











Organisation of Peers, Commons, & Gentry IV
2017
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on archival watercolour paper 
21 x 29.7 cm

https://drawingroom.org.uk/drawingbiennial2017/drawing/organisation-of-peers-commons-and-gentry-iv




















Civic spaces:
Squares of Paris
2016
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on archival watercolour paper
21 x 21cm

Group show installation photo:
Co-nce-ptu-al
Galerie Karin Wimmer, Munich & Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich






















Group show:
Co-nce-ptu-al
Galerie Karin Wimmer, Munich & Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich
http://www.karinwimmer.com/galerie.html
http://www.dinarenninger.de






















Enlarged & Abridged series:
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri/ Dante Alighieri by Giotto di Condone
2016
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on archival watercolour paper
42 x 29.7cm
Enlarged & Abridged series:
The Book of the Courtier - Baldassarre Castiglione/ The Miracles Of San Bernardino - Pietro Perugino
2016
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on archival watercolour paper
42 x 29.7 cm
vielen dank, auf wiedersehen
judith ammann stephan baumkötter valentin beinroth james brooks
thomas buck sevda chkoutova jean-luc cornec götz diergarten
jochen flinzer norbert frensch jakob gasteiger peter heber
niclas wilhelm hirschfeld julia jansen jacqueline jurt anne kaminsky
robert klümpen marko lehanka via lewandowsky simone van de loo
ulrich meister kirsten mosher arnika müll gabriele muschel
laura j. padgett edouard prulhière gert rappenecker michael reiter
anke röhrscheid peter rösel roland schappert manfred stumpf
niele toroni tatiana urban cornelius völker heike weber lei xue

29. oktober - 19. november 2016

october 29th - november 19th 2016

galerie martina detterer

hanauer landstrasse 20-22
60314 frankfurt am main
www.detterer.de





















Civic piazze of Italy
Piazza di Santa Maria, Trastevere
2016
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on watercolour paper
21 x 21cm























James Brooks
Transformation of cities 
(Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen & Helsinki)
2016
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper
42 x 29.7cm

Galleria Opere Scelte

Art Copenhagen/ Code Art fair



















James Brooks
Civic spaces of Italy: 
Parco della Rimembranza, Trieste
2016
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on watercolour paper
21 x 21cm
















James Brooks
Civic piazze of Italy
2016
Gouache, scalpel, & pencil on watercolour paper 
21 x 21cm











Abridged series: 
Lives of Artists by Giorgio Vasari (Pietro Perugino)
2016
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on water colour paper 
29.7 x 21cm













James Brooks 
Arrondissements of Paris (detail)
2015/ 16
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on watercolour paper
10 x 15cm each














James Brooks 
Arrondissements of Paris
2015/ 16
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on watercolour paper
10 x 15cm













James Brooks 

Transformation of a city (Palmyra)
2016
Pencil, scalpel, and gouache on archival watercolour paper
42 x 29.7cm













Exhibition view at galerie laurent mueller, Paris
Courtesy galerie laurent mueller, Photograph © William Gaye

James Brooks
The Archivist 

From June 14th to July 16th, 2016

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.
Marcel Proust

Last spring, the artist James Brooks and I agreed that he would utilise the gallery for a short residency in Paris to allow him to develop his ideas and realise new work. Obviously I accepted as there is nothing better than to be able to support an artist’s work. Hence, James stayed, explored and worked at the gallery for a few weeks in the summer of 2015. After the successful solo exhibition Facts and Fictions in 2013, I am very happy that James is now showing work that he made in the gallery during this residency.

What distinguishes the historian from the collector of historical facts is generalisation.
E. H. Carr

James is a master at transforming one information in order to render it in the form of an abstract artwork or to encourage an alternate reading. This process of abstraction could be confused for being one of obstruction, whereas it is in reality a way to transmit James’ interests. He likes to explore how the current society has evolved from ancient civilisations, but also to use the scientific innovations of then - nowadays perfectly assimilated - such as Greek geometry, Latin alphabet, Arabic decimal system, coins... to create system-based series of drawings, paintings, and audio as well as video works.

Study the past if you would define the future.
Confucius

The gallery is situated in the ancient Marais area of Paris, one of the few areas that has not been transformed by the Haussmann reforms in the 19th century. Here, the urban structure is still very much as it was when it developed in the 16th century. Furthermore, our street is the rue des Archives, named for the National Archives that were established 1808 in the Hôtel de Soubise (dating back to 1371). As I always ask: “What else is a gallery, if not an archive of artistic activity?”. Thus the address proved to be providential, even more so, as James himself can be considered an archivist.

History is simply a piece of paper covered with print: the main thing is to make history, not to write it.
Otto von Bismarck











James Brooks 
Abridged series:
Vasari - Lives of the Artists (Filippo Lippi)
2016
Gouache, scalpel, and pencil on archival watercolour paper
29.7 x 21cm 

The Archivist

Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris






















Solo show - 
The Archivist
11 June - 16 July 2016
Galerie Laurent Mueller
Rue des Archives
Paris
http://www.galerielaurentmueller.com/en/artistes/view/2/brooks-james
Glass magazine review for DR/ OP group exhibition -
http://www.theglassmagazine.com/connect-opens-new-show-drop-onomichi-hiroshima/
Group show -
DR/ OP Installation photo
2016
Saturates (International Herald Tribune)
Group show -
DR/OP Installation photo
2016
Saturates (International Herald Tribune)










Group show -
DR/ OP Installation photo
2016
Saturates (International Herald Tribune)

DR/OP Group show -  
Saturates (International Herald Tribune)