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James Straffon

Artist Biography

Born in London in 1966, James Straffon is a visual artist who creates artworks across a broad range of media.

His creations owe much to the obsessive eye of the collector. With it, an appreciation of the erstwhile and endangered media which litter our heritage - the printed paper form, letterpress typography, film-shot photography, hand-painted objects and the forgotten allure of scrapbook assemblage. He has close connections with both the traditional forms of artistic expression, and the more cutting edge oeuvre of street art. He works between these genre, allowing for experimentation and interplay.

Straffon worked as a Graphic Designer within the creative industries for clients including The Royal Opera House, Tate Modern, EMI, and The Royal Academy of Arts before turning his focus on the fine arts.
He exhibits on a regular basis with past collections at Paul Smith, SNAP Galleries Piccadilly, The London Design Festival and various other London galleries. He has created commissioned work for clients, and has worked with a variety of organisations on specific street-based projects.

In 2012 he founded the Turnpike Art Group - a north London based initiative set up to create a free urban gallery experience; inviting international street artists to create work, as well as curating ongoing exhibition programs and introducing his own intervention artworks into the urban environment.

The artist lives and works in London.


Keith Haring: New Wave

Date: 23rd November 2019 - 29th February 2020

"Drawing is still basically the same thing it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world.…

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Flamme Rouge

Date: 28th April - 12th May 2017

We are delighted to present ‘Flamme Rouge’; a carefully curated collection of cycling artwork from the archives…

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The Spirit of 66

Date: 30th July - 27th August 2016

We are delighted to present The Spirit Of 66: a group exhibition marking 50 years since 1966, celebrating the dynamism of…

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Chroma - And The Defining Moment by James Straffon

Date: 3rd October - 7th November 2015

Last Man Projects and RedHouse Originals Gallery are delighted to present ‘Chroma - And The Defining Moment’ by…

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Carbon, Sulphur & Paint by James Straffon

Date: Now showing until 19th July 2014

Carbon, Sulphur and Paint is an exciting new project celebrating the arrival in Harrogate of the Grand Depart. It will be…

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