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About Todd James

Emerging on the street art scene of New York under the name REAS when he was 17 years old, Todd James creates acrylic paintings on canvas that retain the graphic nature of his early graffiti work. Distinguished by their hard-edged blocks of Day-Glo and neon colors that congeal into figurative compositions, James’s work ranges from the sexual—nude and scantily clad women—to the more political—gun-toting figures in tropical environs. Such subjects retain a sense of lightness through the artist’s buoyant use of color. His work draws from his diverse set of experiences; it demonstrates affinities with his former collaborators Steve Powers and Barry McGee, while its offbeat pop sensibility aligns it with musicians such as the Beastie Boys and Miley Cyrus and reflects his background in making puppets for a comedy series.

American, b. 1969, New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Todd James - We are One, Javier Lopez & Fer Frances, Madrid
2016
Character, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V
2015
13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V
2015
FUD, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V
2015
Fantasy Island, Lazarides, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Todd James - We are One, Javier Lopez & Fer Frances, Madrid
2015
FUD, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V
2015
Fantasy Island, Lazarides, London
2014
Todd James: Supernatural, Sandra Gering Inc, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
#THE21PROJECT, Dio Horia, Kifisia, Athens
2016
Character, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V
2016
Tech-né-Color, Sandra Gering Inc, New York
2015
13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V
2015
Natural Selection, The Hole, New York
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