James Springall uses a scalpel and glue to appropriate found imagery in order to take it out of context and create alternate narratives. This reordering of existing material subverts its original message to give it an entirely new identity whilst often making modern-day social commentary. 

Springall’s work has been shown at the Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi Gallery and in group shows across Europe. He recently curated two exhibitions of Contemporary Collage: Tribute to Viborg, 1018 - 2018, at the Contemporary Collage Art Museum in Denmark, and The International Weird Collage Show at Jealous Gallery, London. His work has been featured by publications including AnOther and Huck, and is profiled in The Age of Collage 3, published by Gestalten and released in 2020.

British, b. 1977
Lives and works in Bergerac, France



Group Exhibitions

LESS Festival of Contemporary Collage Art
Viborg, Denmark
September 2020

Art Car Boot Fair
Dreamland, Margate, UK
September 2019

The Age of Collage 2
Feinkunst Krüger Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
March 2019

Tribute to Viborg, 1018 - 2018
Viborg Museum, Viborg, Denmark
October - December 2018

The International Weird Collage Show
Jealous Gallery, London, UK
February 2018

Bloom
Street Gallery at UCLH, London, UK
November 2017 - January 2018

London Original Print Fair
Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
May 2017

50 x 50 II
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
January - February 2017

Jealous Needs You
Jealous Gallery, London, UK
November 2016

People of Print
KK Outlet, London, UK
December 2015


Curatorial

Tribute to Viborg, 1018 - 2018
Viborg Museum, Viborg, Denmark
October - December 2018

The International Weird Collage Show
Jealous Gallery, London, UK
February 2018
Co-curated with The Weird Show


Selected Press & Publications

Huck Magazine, Exposing the Everyday Eccentricity of British Life

AnOther Magazine, Where Ancient Artefacts Meet 1980’s Beauty Magazines

AnOther Magazine, Fortune Cookies Repurposed in Collage Form

The Age of Collage 3, published by Gestalten


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