Jim Starr has been screen-printing for 15 years and has exhibited in upwards of 70 group shows and 7 solo shows. His work has gone under the hammer alongside some of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists at auctioneers Dreweatt’s Urban Art Sales (at Paintworks, Bristol, and Selfridges, London), and has been exhibited solo at London’s Dalston Superstore. He has also shown at The Pall Mall Deposit, London, The Coningsby Gallery, London and at Bristol’s 2 Degrees Gallery and the Wilder Street Gallery.
Jim’s use of pop culture and pin-up imagery is guaranteed to inspire anyone who loves the louche and the lowbrow. His work fuels the spirit and strikes a chord in the soul, continuing to resonate long after the first glance.
After an initial brush with spray stencilling in the mid-90s, Jim’s eye was drawn to screen printing. Robert Rauschenberg was one of many painter/printmakers of the 1950s and 60s New York scene who influenced Jim’s shift in focus. He also kept a keen eye on newer painters from the 80s set, Jean-Michel Basquait and Keith Haring.