James Rawson is a postmodern pop artist, predominantly working in the medium of collage and painting. He completed a BA Honours in Fine Art at Loughborough University in 2011 and currently lives and works in Norfolk, England.
James describes his work as blurring the boundaries between collage and painting, using preparatory paper collages as reference for his larger paintings. He aims to reflect the multi-layered visual experience of reality. Appropriating the images that have become almost implicit in our society, James’ work confuses our perception of popular culture.
He recognises the influence of Minimalism and the Gutai avant-garde movement. By placing emphasis on the process and act of artistic creation, rather than a stylised compositional narrative, Rawson's art is as conceptual as it is physical.