JJ Adams is a new media and mixed media artist from the South West Of England currently living & working in London.
"JJ Adams is the Zappa or Hendrix of the UK Fine Art scene. I no longer walk past a gallery without looking in, he's taken icons and buildings we know so well and added a drop of LSD"
Recently featured in Vogue & GQ, JJ Adams is rapidly becoming one of the UK's most talked about collectable artist. He is bold and confident in his style often completely transforming celebrity images and iconic landmarks with his own edge and blurring the lines between new media, pop, fine art, digital art & photography.
The rebellious son of a baptist preacher, JJ Adams emigrated as a child from Plymouth in the UK to Cape Town in South Africa in the early eighties. JJ spent much of his youth around the studio of South African contemporary artist Derric Van Rensburg where he discovered his love for bright colour and graphic art.
JJ Adams studied graphic design at Cape College while working as a part-time apprentice in 'Wildfire Tattoos' a busy tattoo studio in Cape Town. JJ returned to the UK in the mid nineties with the aim of becoming a tattoo artist.