James Bullough recently finished painting one of his largest murals to date just outside of Washinton DC in the USA.
This piece is only a few miles from where I grew up and being able to paint something so big and so close to home was very special for me. The piece was organized with the people from the No King’s Collective.
James Bullough is an American born artist who grew up in Washington DC and now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
As a kid growing up in the exurb of Washington DC, Bullough was fascinated with the innovative graffiti art that he used to see around the DC subway. He began developing an interest in making his own art inspired by the edgy urban art, which came innately to him. He started studying the mastery of the Old Masters and illustrating extraordinary oil paintings of urban contemporary art.
His work is about creating captivating contrasts and juxtapositions, which he achieves by integrating the momentum of one image and the technical of the other. In most of his works, Bullough leans heavily towards photorealism combined with 3D effects, producing paintings that strike a balance between realistic figurations and stylized intervention. He works with oil, latex, acrylic, spray paint among other materials.