James Mathurin

James Mathurin

  • Artist’s Statement

    I'm James Mathurin. I'm a Londoner, living and working in Sydney, who primarily works in a mixture of traditional pencil and ink linework and digital, and also photography and graphic design. After getting my BA in Visual Communication Design from Middlesex University, I did some freelance advertising work, and I have exhibited in London and Sydney, where I am based. My art practice has been influenced by comics, animation, surrealism and science (both real and fictional). Another big influence is my work in Primary and Secondary education, especially my Comic-Book clubs, where I encourage students to find some different worlds themselves, and maybe create their own. I also do photography, particularly street art from around the world, and some of it makes its way into my art. I also make humorous infographics (yes, that is a thing).

    Using a combination of traditional pencil, pen and ink, photography, and digital techniques, my pieces in this show move through alternate pasts, presents and futures. In the past, the art world responds to having intelligent machines living alongside us in the 19th and early 20th Century; In one present, strange creatures and robots confront heroic figures in the middle of our cities, while in another, refugees from other dimensions live, work, and play alongside us; In a possible future, corporate cyborgs seek to forcibly acquire a new employee.

    I have exhibited in London and Sydney, where I am based. My art practice has influenced and been influenced by my work in Primary and Secondary education, especially my Comic-Book clubs, where I encourage students to find some different worlds themselves, and maybe create their own.

  • Biography

    Born in 1979 in London, James Mathurin works in a mixture of mediums: traditional pen and ink line work, digital drawing and colouring, photography and various combinations thereof. Having been influenced by comics and nerd culture, the Surrealist, Pre-Raphaelite and Dada movements, James’ work uses fantastic narratives to look forwards, backwards and sideways in time. After getting his BA in Visual Communication Design from Middlesex University, James did some freelance advertising work, and after moving to Sydney, he started exhibiting with the Sydney Comic Guild and other groups. Currently, he is the design and concept artist on the game Primal:Khaos, in development by Yelkrab Studios.

  • Influences

    Surrealism, Giorgio de Chirico, René Magritte, H.R. Giger, Comic Book art (Denys Cowan, Chriscross, M.D. Bright, Will Eisner, Frank Quitely), Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Pre-Raphaellites.

  • Awards

    Feb 2016
    Celebrate Diversity
    Join Winner
    Artshine Gallery
    Sydney

  • Exhibitions

    February
    Different Worlds
    Joint Exhibtion
    ArtSHINE Gallery
    August 2016
    The Yellow Board
    Space Gallery
    Sydney

    Feb 2016
    Celebrate Diversity
    Artshine Gallery
    Sydney

    January 2016
    Bosozuku Wolves
    The Shop Gallery
    Sydney

    Dec 2015
    Artworks of Fantasy & Imagination
    The Shop Gallery
    Sydney

    October 2015
    Draw Me A Calendar
    Artshine Gallery
    Sydney

    August 2015
    Art On Board
    Artshine Gallery
    Sydney

    April 2015
    Sydney Comic Art & Drawing Exhibition
    Artshine Gallery
    Sydney

    November 2010
    Residency at the Apostles Bar
    London

Showing 1–10 of 31 artworks

  • James Mathurin

    The Battle of the Brick Lane
    42 x 52 cm Lithography $350.00
  • James Mathurin

    Faces
    42 x 32 cm Digital Sold
  • James Mathurin

    L'ermitage large (Framed)
    52 x 42 cm Lithograph $350.00
  • James Mathurin

    Gentleman (Framed)
    52 x 42 cm Digital $350.00
  • James Mathurin

    Lady
    52 x 42 cm Lythography $350.00
  • James Mathurin

    The Clash in the Old Vic tunnels
    42 x 52 cm Lithography $350.00
  • James Mathurin

    Builders
    42 x 53 cm Lithography $350.00
  • James Mathurin

    The Office
    42 x 53 cm Lithography $350.00
  • James Mathurin

    Croydon Wanderers
    42 x 52 cm Lythography $350.00
  • James Mathurin

    Mechanical letters - 0 to 9
    29.7 x 42 cm Lithographic Print $300.00