Current project: self portrait of somebody else.

James Green (British, b. 1989), also known as Royal, paints indulgent, abstract images that critique (rather than celebrate) a system that favours the fortunate and neglects the less-so. Rooted in a balance somewhere between fine art tradition and contemporary practice, his paintings often include obscured faces, within spontaneous compositions. The works reject hierarchy and revel in their physicality, showcasing a thick impasto and bold colour to challenge the notion of beauty in art. The artist ‘trained’ at Cardiff School of Art, although insists he is entirely self-taught. James shows nationally and sells internationally.

For an honest insight into my personal journey as an artist, check out My Story.