2016 - enamel on canvas - 30 x 30 in.
2017 - enamel on canvas - 24 x 24 in.
2018 - Acrylic on wood panel - 16 x 16 in.
2018 - Acrylic on wood panel - 12 x 9 in.
2017 - Acrylic on wood panel - 30 x 30 in
2018 - Acrylic on wood panel - 48 x 48 in.
Merging animation, Japanese pop art, and an urban aesthetic, James Marshall is best known for his Space Monkey character—a strange, vaguely humanoid mouse that he would depict in an array of bright colors and twisted circumstances, often wielding a butcher’s cleaver. Working under the name Dalek, Marshall expressed his ideas through the Space Monkey character until 2007, when he began working in a purely abstract style. He has always been engaged in skateboard and graffiti subcultures, and Marshall cites his two-year assistantship in the studio of controversial Japanese artist Takashi Murakami as a formative experience.
The Space Monkey is my concept of a human being,” he says. “It’s a tool for relaying and exploring ideas.”dalek