James Springall is a pop art provocateur. Using a scalpel and glue to appropriate found imagery, he takes it out of context to create alternate narratives. Employing humour and satire to make social commentary, this reordering of existing material subverts its original message, giving it an entirely new identity. 

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

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


“James Springall uses collage to make perfect pop art” 
- Gestalten



Group Exhibitions


Lost In Music
Don’t Walk Walk Gallery
Kent, UK
February 2021

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

Made in Shoreditch, Bringing Comedy to Collage

Trendland, A Surreal Encounter With Otherness

Art on a Postcard

This Isn’t Happiness

Flur Magazine

Kollektiv Gallery

The Age of Collage


Originals & Prints available through

LIE Gallery

DON’T WALK WALK Gallery


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