David James (b.1969)


David James has been painting, stitching and drawing for many years, attending adult education classes and Venture Arts workshops to develop his artistic talent.

Artist Biography

He is a prolific artist working mostly with paint, collage and found objects. James views his intricate and complex artwork as a never-ending masterpiece, challenging him to constantly reinvent himself.


James is inspired by a complex structures and textures, and for OutsiderXchanges, inspired by DNA and genetics he has sought to capture ‘iridescent eyes and idyllic skin.’ This has led to the creation of art work in a film format, using green screen techniques to achieve complex and shifting layers.


Recent Exhibitions:


OutsiderXchanges, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead 2016


OutsiderXchanges, The Manchester Contemporary 2016


MADE, Venture Arts Studio Show, People’s History Museum, Manchester 2015


Art of Nature, Venture Arts Studio Show, The Lowry, Salford Quays 2014


Articulate, Venture Arts Studio Show, The Lowry, Salford Quays 2013