Born in 1983, James Elliott is a Sydney based artist who grew up in an arts household in the Lower north shore of Sydney.
His father, an actor in the raunchy Australian TV series number 96, and brother, an accomplished sculptor and art-furniture producer always encouraged James to explore the arts as an informal method of self expression.
During High School James’ art teachers criticised his style as being ‘unrefined’ causing to pursue his passion but produce works in private. James incorporated meditation as well as psychedelic trance music into his craft, unleashing his creative talent.
James worked heavily in the street art genre for a short period creating detailed stencil works. He used Banksy, Blek Le Rat and Shepard Fairy as his inspiration whilst learning to cut and paint complex multilayer stencils.
James’ current style is primarily acrylic on canvas and is inspired by abstract scenes in nature capturing vibrant light and deep shadows.
Due to a high and growing demand of collectors, James is now exhibiting his contemporary, abstract pieces with Ozbid Art Galleries in Rozelle and Mosman, NSW.