Nathan James, a budding artist from London, UK is the artist behind these paintings which evokes deep sensations of discomfort, shock, and interest in the viewers. Going through these paintings, one is instantly reminded of the phenomenal artists such as Salvador Dali for his The Persistence of Memory or Marcus Harvey for his exuberant rendering of Margaret Thatcher’s portrait that became an instant success amidst arts circles. One of his biographies describing his new series, Creepshow, states how the work is focussed 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.”
Although his works are open to different interpretations and can be seen in varying socio-political contexts, we have yet attempted to come up with our own meanings that seemed more obvious than others.