JAMES BULLOUGH

James Bullough is an American-born artist who grew up in the suburbs of Washington DC and now lives and works in Berlin. His paintings and huge monumentally scaled site-specific murals are phenomenal combinations of realist painting technique and graphic punctuation. Inspired by gritty urban graffiti as a young artist, Bullough harnessed its energy in his work, and perfected a realistic oil painting technique from his study of the Old Masters. Working with everything from oil, spray paint and ink on canvas, Bullough’s paintings strike a balance between realistic figurations and stylized interruption. Disjointing the realistic elements with graphic areas and fractured or striated planes, Bullough intends to challenge the viewer’s perception. In 2014 Bullough introduced his newest project to the world. As co-creator and host of VantagePoint Radio, a bi-weekly interview show focused on Urban Contemporary art and the artists who inhabit the genre, he sheds light on the life and process of artists in today’s contemporary art landscape.