James Springall

james-springall-bathing-in-the-fountain
Bathing in the Fountain
10.2″x7.6″; collage on paper; 2014

James Springall
London, United Kingdom

STATEMENT

My process begins with the collection of materials (pizza menus, pornographic magazines, books on The History of Birds in Britain and Europe, bad Iggy Pop biographies, National Geographics circa ’69 to ’89, bodybuilding annuals, postcards of ships, etc).

Using a scalpel, I dissect chosen images before pasting them back together again to take them out of context. This reordering of existing material strives to create a disturbance of what is, to offer an encounter with otherness. It’s a practice that demands experimentation and new ways of looking. I think of it as keeping forgotten images alive but giving them an entirely new identity and meaning.

BIO

I am an artist who uses collage to create alternate narratives and understanding of popular culture.

I was born in 1977 and live and work in London, England.

ARTIST CONTACT

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jamesspringall.com

IMAGES

james-springall-having-a-blast
Having a Blast
9.25″x10.2″; collage on paper; 2014

james-springall-lhomme-asperges
L’homme Asperges
11.8″x8.7″; collage on paper; 2014

james-springall-luxury-homes-of-tomorrow
Luxury Homes of Tomorrow
12″x11″; collage on paper; 2015

james-springall-serenity-mirage
Serenity Mirage
11.8″x21.2″; collage on paper; 2015