James Mathurin

James Mathurin

Artist’s Statement

When I was a child, I never really saw the appeal of shows and stories set in the real world. There were so many worlds that could be, could have been, or could come to be, that it seemed strange to limit yourself to this one. Now that I’m creating my own stories, I can jump between as many worlds as I can think of (well, as long as I can draw them. A world made purely out of smell would be challenging to get on paper). ‘Different Worlds’, my show with Girija Kulkarni, is a chance to share some of those worlds with others.

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.

Influences

Surrealist, Pre-Raphaelite and Dada movements

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

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  • James Mathurin

    Acquisition Page 6

    Pencil and Indian Ink on paper

    52.0 × 42.0 cm

    $300.00

  • James Mathurin

    Aquisition Page 1

    Pencil and Indian Ink on paper

    52.0 × 42.0 cm

    $300.00

  • James Mathurin

    Builders

    Lithography

    42.0 × 53.0 cm

    $350.00

  • James Mathurin

    ClashIn The Old Vic Tunnels Orginal Art

    Pencil and Indian Ink on bristol board

    42.0 × 52.0 cm

    $300.00

  • James Mathurin

    Components Orginal Art Work

    Pencil and Indian Ink on bristol board

    42.0 × 32.0 cm

    $300.00

  • James Mathurin

    Croydon Wanderers

    Lythography

    42.0 × 52.0 cm

    $350.00

  • James Mathurin

    Croydon Wanderers Orginal Art

    Pencil and Indian Ink on bristol board

    42.0 × 52.0 cm

    $300.00

  • James Mathurin

    Dancers

    Lithograph

    42.0 × 52.0 cm

    $260.00

  • James Mathurin

    Faces

    Digital

    42.0 × 32.0 cm

    $350.00

  • James Mathurin

    Gentleman (Framed)

    Digital

    52.0 × 42.0 cm

    $350.00