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About

James Wilson is a young Australian artist whose work crosses through the worlds of animation, illustration and painting.

Journeying through the nostalgia of obsolete technology, youth culture and the pitfalls of young love, Wilson’s rose-tinted references look back at the universal growing pains of adolescence and unripe adulthood.

 

Wilson currently works out of Montreal in Canada where he creates visual reactions to his new environment.

Exploring life through loose and often nonlinear narratives, his acute observations peer through a wryly introspective lens, deconstructing cultural stereotypes and poking fun at fragile male egos and sassy female stereotypes.

 

Encompassing everything from dating apps and youth culture, Wilson presents abstracted miniature storylines in his captivating vignettes. Scornful female characters spit acidic ripostes at skater bois from behind sultry eyelashes, everyday items like crushed beer cans, spray paint nozzles and lighters are deconstructed to form loosely-arced narratives in voyeuristic vignettes.

Solo Exhibitions

2022 - Off the Grid, 1xRun, Detroit

2020 - Breakups and Breakdowns, 1xRun, Detroit

2019 - Bored and Lonely, Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne

2018 - Low Res Reactions, Bside Gallery, Melbourne

2018 - Multiple Personalities, LoosePrint Art Space, Melbourne

Split Exhibitions

2017 - Sequence (Split with Regam Tamanui), Off the Kerb, Melbourne

2017 - Sequence (Split with Regam Tamanui), Qbank Gallery, Queenstown

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 - Our Melbourne, Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne

2021 - Prism City, The Hue and Cry Gallery, Geelong

2020 - Home away from Home, Blender Studios-Pop up exhibition space, Melbourne

2019 - All Hands on Deck, Fort Heart, Melbourne

2019 - Bside's 3rd Birthday, Bside Gallery, Melbourne

2019 - Troublemakers II, VS Gallery, Melbourne

2019 - Rock Fever, Marfa Gallery, Melbourne

2019 - 12 x 12, Stockroom, Melbourne

2018 - Troublemakers, VS Gallery, Melbourne

2018 - Intermission, Collingwood Arts Precinct , Melbourne

2017 - Blender Biennale, Blender Studios, Melbourne

2016 - Annual Blender Christmas show, Blender Studios, Melbourne

2015 - 12 x 12, Stockroom, Melbourne

Self Released Zines

2022 - Stress-Free Chocolate

2021 - Amber Dreams

2020 - Somewhat Linear

2018 - Here

2018 - Finite Diotlan

2017 - Yes-No-Yes

Features

2019 - Telegraph.co.uk

2016 - Inside Street Art Melbourne (Published by Thames & Hudson)

2011 - Knock Knock Magazine

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