Bio

James Bullough is an American born artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. His paintings, and huge monumentally scaled site-specific murals, are phenomenal combinations of realist painting technique and graphic punctuation. Inspired by gritty urban graffiti as a young artist growing up in Washington, DC, Bullough harnessed its energy in his work, and perfected a realistic oil painting technique from his study of the Old Masters. Combining the momentum of the one and the technical precision of the other, his work is about staging compelling contrasts and juxtapositions. Working in everything from oil, spray paint and ink on canvas, Bullough’s paintings strike a balance between realistic figurations and stylized interruption. Disjointing the realistic elements with graphic areas and fractured or striated planes, Bullough intends to challenge the viewer’s perception.

words by Marieke Treilhard

 

EXHIBITIONS

May 2016                                Breaking Point – Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angeles Ca. USA

March 2016                             Scope NYC – NYC USA

Dec 2015                                 The Reason for the Season – Stolenspace Gallery – London UK

Dec 2015                                  Scope Miami – Miami Fla USA

Sept 2015                                 Brotherhood – Johathan LeVine Gallery currated by Yasha Young – New York, NY. USA

Aug 2015                                  Pain/Ting – Currated by Juan Arata and 19 Karen Gallery (AU) at Open Walls Gallery – Berlin, Germany

June 2015                                 Vitalitiy and Verve – Long Beach Museum of Art, Thinkspace Gallery, & POW WOW Long Beach – Long Beach Ca. USA

June 2015                                 LAX/DTW – Currated by Thinkspace Gallery at Inner State Gallery – Detroit MI USA

April 2015                                 GUMBO – Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angeles Ca. USA

Feb 2015                                   The 2nd Annual POW! WOW!: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement – Honolulu Museum of Art – Honolulu HI USA

Feb 2015                                   Transcendence – Art Whino Gallery – Washington DC USA

Jan 2015                                   ‘La Familia’ – Thinkspace 10th Anniversary Show – Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angeles Ca. USA

Dec 2014                                  Thinkspace Gallery Showcase – Aqua Art Fare – Miami, Florida USA

July 2014                                  We Box – Ambulatorium Gallery – Berlin, Germany

May 2014                                 LAX/TXL – Currated by Thinkspace LA. at Urban Nation – Berlin, Germany

Feb 2014                                   REimagining Georgia O’keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz – Ice House Gallery – Sarasota, Florida USA

Oct 2013                                   Reimagining Sarasota Chalk Artists – Ice House Gallery – Sarasota, Florida USA

Aug 2013                                  All My Stars Exhibition – Strychnin Gallery – Berlin, Germany – (JBAK)

Aug 2013                                  Project “M” – Urban Nation – Berlin, Germany – (JBAK)

July 2013                                  The Circle Show – Urban Spree – Berlin, Germany

Dec 2012                                  Metropolitan – Strychnin Gallery – Berlin, Germany

Sept 2012                                 re:MMX – MMX Gallery – Berlin Germany

June 2012                                 Silence is a Lie Urban Art Exhibition – Berlin Germany – (JBAK)

April 2012                                 Various – CoVerlag Gallery – BerlinGermany

Jan 2011                                   ENCORE – MMX Gallery – Berlin, Germany

Oct 2010                                   Show VII – MMX Gallery – Berlin, Germany

April 2010                                 Featured Artists Group Show – De Castellane Gallery – Brooklyn, NY USA

Nov 2010                                  Zoll Studio Student Exhibit – Zoll Studio of Fine Art – Lutherville, MD USA