Merger of the Artistic Flux / Interview with James Gilbert

Luxiders Magazine

From sculpture to performance art, the LA-based artist James Gilbert envisions a fascinatingly unique world through his art. We asked Gilbert about his experiences before and after creation, and his derivation points. 

The Los Angeles-based multifaceted artist James Gilbert might be one of the purest transformative talents in art: What the artist takes as an inspiration to produce an artwork always comes from a merger of ‘everything’. Merging the moments gets more and more fascinating with Gilbert’s touch, as he interprets the materials to use in a way that matches Gilbert’s sensualistic, natural, and meaningful process of creation. On the other hand, what James Gilbert presents is beyond an artistic flux, but a milestone, a witness, and a commenter to the times we have been through and currently experiencing. The artist states “For me, the role of art is only powerful in shaping collective consciousness if we are actively engaged, paying attention and willing to think deeply and then behave accordingly,” when he is asked about his perception of art. Here is a heart-stopping interview with James Gilbert about his art and societal aspects of it.

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I think of each pair of underpants as an intimate portrait. They are an examination of the large amount of intimate and private information we willingly share through social media, reality television and 24-hour news cycles – the immense fascination with celebrity and pop culture. Each pair of underpants is sewn from transparent industrial plastic then embellished with beads, zippers or sequins, like layers of experience, personality and behavior. The underpants expose our most intimate information – revealing our perviness, opinions, quirkiness, sense of humor and a narrative of our culture.”

James Gilbert

The Clutch, 2012, 7 x 14 x 2 inches, plastic, threadThe CEO, 2012, 7 x 14 x 2 inches, plastic, threadSpeed Ball, 2012, 6 x 14 x 2 inches, plastic, threadBig Boy, 2012, 7 x 14 x 2 inches, plastic, threadThe Biter, 2012, 6 x 14 x 2 inches, plastic, threadF_LeRoy_james gilbert

In Studio thoughts with James Gilbert
Los Angeles