Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 17, 2013
We have been quite obsessed with the paintings of Nathan James on the site over the past few months, probably because he has a whole new batch of pop surreal paintings that just opened at KK Outlet in London entitled Punchlines. Jake Chapman of the famed Chapman Brothers notes of James' work,"Like all the best art, Nathan James’ new paintings challenge the idea that beauty is a universal term."
Erotica // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
'Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Nathan James spent much of his life in the Toronto area before moving to London, UK where he currently lives and works. His current series of paintings, Creepshow, is based on the idea of Pessimist Pop. A reaction to the highly-polished, busy, celebratory work of Koons, Murakami et al, James' paintings deal in the same sort of bold shapes and cultural iconography, but look at the underbelly of these images and contextualizes them in a real, unforgiving world...'
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
We love London-based artist Nathan James' new series of paintings entitled Creepshow. In the series he tries to focus on 'the lives and worlds of the underclass, failures, perverts and slackers, rather than beautiful, successful people.'
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
What we first thought was just hypercolored madness over photographs turned out to be one vibrant mix of hyperreal portrait work mixed with flashes of pop art touches. Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Nathan James spent much of his life in the Toronto area before moving to London, UK where he currently lives and works.