The Art of JJ Adams : ‘Spring Collection’

The long awaited, heavily anticipated, urgently required and requested time has come… Welcome JJ Adams new Spring collection 2015!!

Androids playing Poker 24x30

‘Droids and Poker’. Signed limited edition. Sold out from publisher and gallery!

Tardis 24x30

‘Gone Fishing’ Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Unhappy Meal 24x30

‘Warmonger; unhappy meal’ Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Stag Female 24x30

‘Love is a Risk’ Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Rule Brittania - Carousel 20x30

‘Carousel’ Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Twiggy II Tattoo 24x30

‘Full Metal Twiggy’ (colour) Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Twiggy II BW Tattoo 24x30

‘Full Metal Twiggy’ (black and white) Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Nelsons Column - 20x30

‘Nelsons Column’ Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Mind Grenade 24x20

‘Mind Grenade’ Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Jolly Holiday - 20x30

‘Jolly Holiday’ Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Game Paused - 20x30

‘Game Paused’ Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Dirty Disney III 41x20 and a half

‘The Morning After’ (superhero line up) Signed limited edition – £625 (£62.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Dance with the Devil II Colour 24x24

‘Dance with the Devil’ (superwoman and wonderwoman) Signed limited edition – £495 (£49.50 per month over 10 months, interest free)

Delorean 24x30

Time Traveller – Signed limited edition. Sold out from publisher and gallery!

To view the work in the flesh come a visit the Nottingham gallery or for more information do join us on line – http://www.georgethorntonart.com/Artists/JJ-Adams/Art-By?pagesize=0

Tel – 01159 243 555 : Email – george@georgethorntonart.com

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What makes the artist JJ Adams so popular?

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JJ Adams…

This exciting young artist is touted as being the Next Big Thing on the British art scene. With his challenge to the heart of British cultural values – members of the Royal family displayed with full sleeve tattoos, iconic buildings such as Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Westminster depicted defaced by graffiti, Adams strikes at the heart of our cultural consciousness with his work.

Rule Brittania - St Pauls Cathedral 20x30

“Rule Brittania – St Pauls”

In the same way that Banksy became the art world’s darling, filling the vacuum left by the end of the love affair with the YBAs, Adams is making a name for himself, aided by Wishbone Publishing, with his phenomenal output. Born in Plymouth, Adams was raised in South Africa, remaining there until the end of the apartheid era when he returned to these shores with the aim of becoming a tattoo artist. Little wonder then that his obsession with body art spills over into his work, evidenced in his ‘Tattoo Series’ where icons of royalty, music and the silver screen are depicted with awesome full sleeve and knuckle tattoos. The ubiquity of the tattoo in mainstream culture must play a part in his appeal to the mainstream art audience, but there is more to his art than purely capitalising on a social trend. His interest in printing and in graphic design – honed when working in the South West as a printer whilst experimenting with art in his spare time – are evident in the stylised way much of his work is presented. Combining media such as printing, collage, spray paint, screen prints and hand painted acrylics, his work has attracted attention from Christie’s, Rolls Royce, Vogue and GQ magazines with its rawness, energy and passion, but also with its accessibility and broad subject appeal.

But, like Banksy, Adams is certainly not a mainstream fine artist, and similarly, much of his work remains true to the roots of his style and influences. Where Banksy’s popularity came from the street through recognition of his graffiti and its subsequent elevation to ‘art’, Adams work is equally accessible and most importantly recognisable in its representation of things ‘normal’ that have been given Adams’ treatment which, in challenging their orthodoxy, cause the audience to consider their own response to these significant cultural icons. However, being able to picture Buckingham Palace with graffitied gate posts somehow appeals to the British sense of humour and perhaps more importantly makes the audience question why the imagery is such a visual shock. To have the artistic vision to produce works that speaks on such an accessible level to the man in the street and yet which so cleverly strikes at the heart of our culture is evidence of Adams’ skill and gives a big clue as to why his work is generating such excitement in the art – and wider – community. Fundamentally this is what makes JJ Adams so popular and undeniably an artist to invest in!

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“Love Gun”

Signed limited edition print on paper. Framed just £435.

(Own Art available, spread the payment over 10 months interest free)

The Art of Nick Holdsworth

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The snows been relentless and I’m sure were all feeling the chill, but don’t forget about tomorrows exhibition featuring the amazing work of Nick Holdsworth.
The show opens at 4pm and will go on until 6pm, so come along, warm up and enjoy a glass of champagne.

The show opens at 4pm and will go on until 6pm, so come along, warm up and enjoy a glass of champagne.

View some of the Holdsworth’s feautured artwork below, there are a few new ones since the last newsletter as well as some old favourites.

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Exciting work in progress, ‘Melissa 2 up’ by Nick Holdsowrth

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‘David Bowie’ by Nick Holdsworth
Dimensions: 40″ x 40″
Original Artwork: Pixelated screen print & Spray Paint onto Paper (Framed)
£895 or 10 monthly instalments of £89.50 (no deposit)

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‘Melissa’ by Nick Holdsworth
Dimensions: 35″ x 21″
Original Artwork: Silkscreen, stencil & Spray paint onto Board (framed)
£995.00 or 10 monthly instalments of 99.50 (no desposit)

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Artist stencils, at the studio

For more information on works, please contact the gallery or have a look at the online site.

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