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”