• Hero4

    Nathan James

Creepy but excellent Condo-esque paintings from artist Nathan James will weird out your Wednesday

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Like a surreal trip into a tripping F.Scott Fitzgerald’s head, or a peek into a young George Condo’s sketchbooks, London-based artist Nathan James’ new series is a pretty extraordinary experience. From occasional comic-book style humour to Dali-esque dripping faces, Nathan’s paintings are a positive assault on the senses, slapping you round the face with stark references to art and sexual behaviour.

His biography describes how his new series, Creepshow, focuses on “the lives and worlds of the underclass, failures, perverts and slackers, rather than beautiful, successful people. Bleak comedy and personal tragedy sit uncomfortably close together in James’ characters, which draw on both the failed industrial background of his childhood and the current mood of insecurity and paranoia present in contemporary society.”

  • Burnout-breakthrough

    Nathan James: Burnout Breakthrough

  • Directions

    Nathan James: Directions

  • Mainwithaplan

    Nathan James: Man with a Plan

  • Drifter

    Nathan James: Drifter

  • Grandfather-figure

    Nathan James: Grandfather Figure

  • Imaginewhathomefeelslike

    Nathan James: Imagine What Home Feels Like

  • Righthandman

    Nathan James: Right Hand Man

  • Second-chances

    Nathan James: Second Chances


Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.