In the exhibition Force-Morph, Bowen examines the schism between the real and the virtual.
Force-Morph aides a progressive unravelling of the way our constant need and demand for highly manufactured versions of reality has become a truly sinister obsession. Creating parameters within a readymade aesthetic, the works reliance on seemingly unstable dichotomies, acknowledges Baudrillard's theory of simulation alongside contemporary ideas of the Gothic.
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About the artist
James Bowen graduated from Massey University's School of Fine Arts in Wellington with an MFA (Distinction) in 2010. His Masters research focused on the theory simulation, the Gothic, virtual participation and queer aesthetic. Having been involved in numerous group shows, Force-Morph held at Enjoy Gallery is Bowen's first solo exhibition. Bowen currently lives and works in South Korea.