My biggest solo exhibition to date “Grandly Grimey” had it’s opening on Thursday, 22nd September at Westbank Gallery, 3-5 Thorpe Close, London, W10 5XL
For photos from the opening party see this FB album here.
The show is still open to the public from 11am until 7pm on:
Thursday 29th of September
Friday 30th of September
Saturday 1st of October

‘The artworks on show work to recontextualize classical ideas of power that were once portrayed through artistic movements such as Rococo into today’s urban counterculture.
I’m working to subtly subvert these old elitist styles of beauty, not to dis respect or dishonour them, but to bring them into the contemporary landscape where anti establishment feelings are the new à la mode.’

  • There are over 20 artworks on show, the most unseen pieces I have ever exhibited.
  • Other than 2D work on paper, I also have caps, chairs, cushions, and clothes exhibiting
  • A new series of hand-finished limited edition prints have been launched to coincide with the show.
  • See one of the main artworks created from beginning to end on YouTube here.
  • Westbank Gallery is a new, huge exhibition space along with its own bar, kitchen, sitting area and balcony. The capacity is about 400 people & we aim to make full use of this!
  • Westbank Gallery is located by Portobello market, in between Ladbroke Grove & Portobello rd. More info here.
  • For a little more info on the background for this exhibition you can read this interview I recently did with here. The exhibition was even mentioned in Grazia magazine recently, see here.

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Coinciding with the opening of Grandly Grimey, I’ve released this special edition print:
“Marie Anne-Twist”
Hand finished Giclee print (hand finished in mixed media) on Somerset paper
Limited edition of 15, 43 x 34cm, numbered & signed, £450.00

As you can see below each one starts with nothing but a gray background, after I layer a mask over the subject I then apply hand finishing with spray paint, markers, crayons, pens, and acrylic etc on the inside edges around her image. Naturally each one of the 15 is a bit different.
If you would like to purchase one of the 15 contact me here.
The last one in the image series above shows number 1/15 framed & on show at Grandly Grimey exhibition opening.
The original drawing is sold. The prints are a bit bigger than the original drawing, created in ballpoint pens, which you can watch the creation of below:

James mylne artist in grazia magazine photoSo last week Grazia Magazine featured me in their notorious Chart of Lust page as a “New In” mentioning my up coming exhibition Grandly Grimey and my impressive brain power lol.

Couple of interviews in the run up to my solo exhibition linked below.
The first one is more serious and about the work for my show Grandly Grimey. The second is a bit more fun and personal.
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“Eyes Wide Shut”,
Ballpoint pen, crayon, spray paint on card,
42x32cm (unframed), 2016, SOLD.
I created this drawing (based on a photo taken by Chris Levine, and inspired by a stencil by Incwel) for a group exhibition celebrating The Queen’s 90th birthday. It also pays homage to the year’s passing of British pop legend David Bowie.
The original is sold but limited edition prints are available to order here.
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It went into a group exhibition called “Queen Themed” curated by Ben Moore from Art Below. Right is a photo of the article about the show the Evening Standard newspaper did. It mentions this artwork: “James Mylne’s Eyes Wide Shut, which shows her complete with the lightning flash across her face that Bowie sported on the front of his Aladdin Sane album…“.
Also below is a video that aired on London Live about the show.
It exhibited alongside artworks done by other artists including Gavin Turk, Mr.Brainwash, Goldie MBE, Carne Griffiths, Keith Haynes, Trust Icon, Scarlett Raven, Ernesto Romano, James Vaulkhard, Nettie Wakefield, Nasser Azam, Francis Akpala, Richard Colson, Luciana Giobellina.

James Mylne art Groucho Olumide gallery gettyOlumide Gallery had their soft launch and exhibition last Friday at Groucho members club, London.
They have a cool roster of artists including Schoony, Nick Walker, Lauren Baker, Inkie, Elmo Hood, Ben Moore.

I was lucky to be asked to exhibit an artwork with them (left, me next to “Samsara In The City“), and hope to show work with them again in the future.

I was commissioned to create an original artwork very similar to my young Queen on £10 note artwork “£QE10″ except to put Pablo Escobar on a Colombian banknote. Below you can view the video of me creating the artwork.

It’s a two layer artwork (part of my Torn Series artworks) with the first layer being the ballpoint drawing on paper then the torn out enlarged banknote on top.
Pablo Escobar Colombian bank note
It’s quite a big artwork for me at 77x60cm unframed and took about 6 weeks.

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For information on the original artwork see here. Print details:
“Eyes Wide Shut”,
Limited edition of 50,
Giclee print on Fine Art Cotton 250gsm,
50x40cm, Numbered & signed.
Use Paypal after below image to order one.Eyes Wide SHut framed @Queen Themed

Prints dispatched by Special Delivery with tracking.

Recently provided a set of my special edition prints to help decorate a nice new flat in a very smart part of town. Photos below.01
Even created a new hand finished print for the client (“Twiggy”, above left). There are 3 in the special edition, more info here.
Below is “Audrey Widnow” & “KM199X”, Large, more info on that one here.002
And below here is one of the hand finished “Coco Chanel” canvas prints, more info on those here.03

Video of me drawing with Micron Fine marker in my left hand and drawing with ballpoint pen in my right hand at the same time.

I’m kind of messing about here but I do often use my left hand on easier areas when my right one is tired. Using 2 is almost feasible but not on a long timescale or maybe i just need to practice more.
Below are a couple photos from the same artwork in progress.
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