29th October 2020 welcomes the release of the ❤️ JJ Adam's Metallic Gold Keep Calm - Series, this is set to be JJ's final set of these stencil & spray paint tributes to beloved Cartoon Characters (including Disney) and also the ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’ posters and internet meme!
29th August 2020 and JJ Adam's Autumn Collection is here with a fantastic broad range of li ... read more
29th August 2020 and JJ Adam's Autumn Collection is here with a fantastic broad range of limited editions and originals, kicking off what will be a flurry of new releases for us this Autumn, we are happy such a beloved artist is spoiling you all!
As we approach 28th August 2020, we are excited to see JJ's Late Summer/ Autumn 2020 Collection and what artistic goodies it will hold for all of us!
24th April 2020 is the release off JJ Adams - 'Stay Homes, Save Lives' limited editions; JJ's Mary Poppins colour tattoo reimagined and a tribute to our beloved NHS workers and all our front line Emergency Service workers and behind the scenes staff.
Perhaps the most iconic artist of the 2010s, JJ Adams is one of the first artist to rise to prominence organically over social media and was the sole ‘launch’ artist for Wishbone Art Publisher here in the UK in 2011 – successfully building their brand around him.
** JJ short interview:
Since his paintings debuted in UK galleries, many artists have followed along his artistic path but he is remains the first 'to market' and leader of this new wave of funky urban art, often reflective of childhoods of the 1980s amongst other themes.
He has rather a unique take on the creation of his artwork, skilfully blending photography. painting, digital imagery and spray paint, to name just a few mediums. Not surprising then his artwork is often referred to as ‘mixed media’ and is both evocative and instinctual in what he uses while painting,
He manages to play with your minds and mix iconic images with current trends & fashions. Perhaps you’ve browsed passed a gallery window? or come into a friend’s home? and seen a framed iconic photos of Princess Diane or Princess Lei (from Star Wars) re-colour palleted or re-stylised, with added tattoos – JJ’s ‘tattoo series’ is some of the most vociferously collected by his followers.
The limited edition print ‘Cooler King (2015),’ featuring Steve McQueen in modern clothing styles, seemed to have particularly caught the imagination of the public and became another iconic JJ image, blending cult celebrity with modern day fashion and sophistication.
So sort after was the McQueen image that in March 2020 JJ released the follow up limited edition print: 'Cooler King II' & we are confident this will be a best seller!
I particularly love his iconic takes on 1980s memorabilia & filmography. Have a look at the limited edition print: 'Still Life with Mogwai (2016)’which is stacked with goodies ranging from Nintendo, Rubik’s cube to Gizmo from Gremlins; or countless other limited edition releases: from Willy Wonka, Back To The Future and Ghostbusters films.
His art influences are wide and varying, ranging from Warhol’s to Peter Blake to Rockwell. JJ has twice been finalised for a premier Fine Art Trade Guild award in 2016 & 2017.
Hailing from the seaside town of Plymouth (UK), Adams he then moved to South Africa before returning to the UK, now living with his own wife and young family in West Sussex.
His first appearance and exhibition was, incidentally, at a gallery at our former location in Wanstead, East London, so talk about synchronicity!