Saturday, October 13, 2007

Artist Profile: James Jessop (31DoHM07)

Artist Profile: James Jessop

Lately, I've been running around a bit with artist James Jessop. Cool guy, brilliant artist and - being that it's time for the 31 Days of Halloween Madness - an excellent choice for this month's Artist Profile. In fact, it was when I attended the opening of his Night of the Demon exhibition that I realized that I ought to feature him this month. That exhibition, which just ended about a week ago, really caught my eye (and grabbed my imagination) with its massive paintings inspired by "gaudy B-movie imagery and sleazy paperback covers from the sixties." Jessop's love of old school Bronx style graffiti was evident too, making for a unique mix of energetic and exciting works that are fun and somewhat dangerous (like a good horror movie).

James studied painting at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1999. Among the galleries which have shown his work are Saatchi Gallery London, Rockwell and Sartorial Contemporary Art. In 2008, James will have solo exhibitions at Thomas Cohn in Sao Palo Brazil and Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen. James is represented by Sartorial Contemporary Art in London.

He did a bang up job with his contribution to the too and seems to have an uncanny knack for popping up here and there in my blogs.

Click here for more info about James.

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