Coop is formed of two artists working collaboratively since 2017.
Andrew James works with light, projections, time and memory. Using the diminished corporeality of projected animation, he exposes our continuously shifting focus between perception and imagination. Objects of the mind grow present through their projected movements over precisely defined surfaces. Changing permutations between constituent parts encourage speculation about the relationships both within the work and with the viewer.
James studied at Chelsea and the Slade, and has worked on projects and exhibitions across Britain, Europe, and the Far East. He has had several solo shows at galleries including Hales, and Entwistle in London, and Roetgen Kunst Institute, Japan. Most recently, he has shown at the completion of a residency at the Hop Gallery in Sussex, at Tintype Gallery, London, and at the Tetley, Leeds. He has won awards from the London Arts Board and the British Council.
Clio Lloyd-Jacob works with fragmented or partial views of lived spaces. She focuses on overlooked, marginal, or liminal areas, often distorted through reflection. Using drawing, mixed media, film, and painting, she brings edges to the foreground. Framing devices cut and redefine the space within the image, suggesting a need for mulitple positions. Lloyd-Jacob studied at St Martin's and the Slade, and has had residencies in Pont-Aven, France and, with the Triangle Arts network, in Karachi, Pakistan.
She has exhibited work in numerous group and solo exhbitions at galleries including the New Hall Art Collection in Cambridge, and the Mall and APT Galleries in London.
Coop is developing new work around non-verbal gesture, including hesitations, anxieties, desires and responses. Works are often site-specific, and may take the form of projection onto partially drawn or painted surfaces. Coop is exhibiting “Grace’s Mews” in the Camberwell Arts Festival, in June 2018, and “Slipping Now” at the Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, in November 2018.