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Ep 50 - James Guppy : Art Seduction


I had a great conversation with Australian contemporary artist James Guppy. His paintings are figurative and surreal and his subject matter is life mortality, animals, flowers, fairies and recently men in suits — on stilts.

Here is what we talk about:

  • Creative heroes,
  • “Good art is a virus that affects the way we see the world for evermore.”
  • Mural art,
  • Working with acrylic paint,
  • Figurative painting in the modern world,
  • Contemporary and figurative art divide in Australia,
  • Most shocking painting to make,
  • Byron bay,
  • New age influences,
  • Strong women,
  • Middle aged fairies,
  • Working in America,
  • Aggressive capitalism,
  • The aftermath of message painting,
  • Street art,
  • Future work,
  • Social media,
  • Selfies,
  • Vintage pornography,
  • Most moving painting to make,
  • Artistic challenges,

Journeys-end – James Guppy

To find out more about James and his work

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