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James Rawson

James’ work addresses some of the most important issues of the last 50 years; over consumption, greed, inequality and life as a spectacle. James’ work screams at you — there is no room for prevarication. It deals with the ubiquity of advertising, sex selling everything, fast food and TV as the drug of a nation. So perhaps you don’t like what you see, the bawdy reality, the cheap thrill, the constant accumulation of sweet things, processed and plastic things to unnatural things: but it doesn’t take away from the fact —it’s the truth. James completed a BA Honors in Fine Art at Loughborough University in 2011 and currently lives and works in Norfolk, England.
When asked about BLUE SEMI-AUTO,2015 Rawson explains:
"I discovered these in a pound shop. I found myself asking why make a child’s toy water pistol look so accurate to a real gun? It made me think about our continuing detachment from reality that you find with the image of the gun. I painted these toy water pistols on bright backgrounds carrying on their bight plastic colors that evoke a strong child like quality. I find it funny when people refer to them as “gun paintings”... 
I think that says a lot, doesn’t it.”