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James Bates

About the artist

James Bates is a London based silkscreen and digital artist. He has exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and has shown his work elsewhere in the UK, in group and solo shows.

Within his work, he takes simple iconic images including skulls, the violence of weapons, bizarre looking beetles and life-reassuring hearts, and breaks them down into a micro-world of activity and imagery. From these simple images, a whole society of abstracted creatures and map-like worlds emerge. The closer you look the more you see.

He refers to his digital pieces as ‘pop expressionist collision collages’, referencing their energy and impact with colours and shapes exploding onto the paper. ‘(Insert title here)’ was accepted into the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2013.