James Thomas

Proposal:

A series of mixed media works that chronicle the trials and tribulations of existing in a heaving metropolis.
The works serve to rehumanise the marginalized through the telling of graphic narratives that I have experienced and witnessed.
Sex, drugs, pain, loneliness-
A laying bare of the human psyche.

Jesus Doesn’t Live In The Jungle

Biography:

My name is James Thomas.
I am 20 years old and a skateboarder/artist from the city of Johannesburg.

I went to Greenside Highschool and matriculated in 2014 before going to Wits to study architecture.

Two years into scribbling over plans and elevations and nearly clawing my eyes out
daily, I abandoned my studies and delved into art.

In an attempt to quel the white noise I’d been experiencing in my head, I began to spill my thoughts, experiences and feelings resulting from traversing the city onto canvas.

I find solace in shuffling through the depravity Jozi yields, beyond the electric-fenced walls and manicured gardens of the suburbs I’ve dedicated myself to exploring what lurks within.

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WORKS:


Artist: James Thomas Title: Awake, 2017 Medium: Oil paint and Pencil on paper
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Artist: James Thomas Title: Disillusion, 2017 Medium: Oil paint and pencil on paper
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Artist: James Thomas Title: Vice, 2017 Medium: Oil paint and pencil on paper
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Artist: James Thomas Title: Red Face, 2017 Medium: Oil paint and pencil on paper
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Artist: James Thomas Title: Ode To Love, 2017 Medium: Oil paint and pencil on paper
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Artist: James Thomas Title: Solace, 2017 Medium: Oilpaint and pastel on canvas
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Artist: James Thomas Title: Knife, 2017 Medium: Oil paint ans pencil on paper
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Artist: James Thomas Title: Life, 2017 Medium: Oil paint and pencil on paper
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Artist: James Thomas Title: Dopamine, 2017 Medium: Oil Pastel on cardboard
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