James Springall (b. 1977) is an artist based in London. Equipped with a scalpel and some glue, he appropriates found material to conjure his own alternate narratives. His work has been show as part of group exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Saatchi Gallery, and he has curated two exhibitions of contemporary collage.


Statement

The collages I make are reactionary. A reaction to consumer culture - indeed, by subverting the message of found imagery I often create what could be described as anti-adverts. A reaction also to the constant daily news feed in which sociopolitical happenings and images pass by us in a blur of excess information. In our digital age, analogue collage seems to me the perfect way to take back a modicum of control and make some sense of the noise.


Group Exhibitions

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

Tribute to Viborg, 1018 - 2018
Viborg Museum, Viborg, Denmark
Oct - Dec 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
Oct - Dec 2018

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


Selected Press

Huck Magazine, Exposing the Everyday Eccentricity of British Life

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

RedMilk Magazine, Interview

AnOther Magazine, Fortune Cookies Repurposed in Collage Form


Representation

Senko Studio, Denmark


Contact

james.springall@yahoo.co.uk
+44 (0) 7523 326 231
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