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NOTTINGHAM art gallery George Thornton Art will be hosting an exhibition featuring work by exciting young artist JJ Adams.

Seven works from Adams’ infamous ‘Tattoo Series’ and ‘Graffiti Series’ will be on show with prints and original’s available to buy featuring icons of royalty, music and landmarks.

The Plymouth based artist spent much of his time training in South Africa, where he developed his skill and discovered his love for graphic design and tattoos before returning to the UK in 1998.

Gallery owner George said it was little wonder that this obsession with body art spilt over into his work, adding: “Adams has been touted as being the ‘the next big thing’ on the British Art Scene.

“His art challenges the institutions and mechanisms at the heart of our British cultural values; depicting members of the royal family sporting full sleeve tattoos and iconic buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral covered in graffiti.”

Likened to Banksy, Adams work has attracted attention from the likes of Rolls Royce who have asked the artist to create a design that will be auctioned at Christies later this year, with the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Care Trust.

George Thornton Art will be the only Midlands gallery displaying the artist’s work, George added: “He has been going from strength to strength, works by Adams has recently sold for four times their original asking price and he now seems to be breaking into American market with galleries there chasing his work.”

“This darling of the art world captures the accessible and recognisable, but challenges the viewer’s perception of how these images are seen in the everyday; in doing so Adams causes the audience to consider their own response to these significantly cultural icons.”

Adams most recent collection of 14 originals, which were revealed last year sold-out in five minutes and some of the 95 limited-editions prints were sold by the end of the day.

George Thornton Art will have seven limited edition prints available to be seen and purchased, with another 17 to be added when Adams new spring collection is release at the end of March.

The gallery, located within the city’s Flying Horse Walk will host the exhibition which opens on 11 February and runs until 18 February.


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