James Bates

I am a Printmaker, Animator and Designer, I guess my art is trying to make sense of a chaotic world where we are bombarded 24 hours a day with stimulus and information whether we like it or not, and what comes out is a reflection of that. Obsessed with colour and print techniques, specialist inks and varnishes. I’m influenced heavily by Music, Street Culture, Pop Art, Optical Art, Street & Urban Art, Expressionism, Cubism, Outsider Art… I’m am an obsessive collector of ephemera, objects and musical instruments. Somehow this all informs my artwork.