James Connolly, Artist

@Connollyjames_

 

I'm a British artist based in New York. But I'm also a consumer, like virtually everyone else in world. And it's an obsession with consumer culture that strongly drives my work. 

I like to use paint in the same way a collage artist uses paper; bringing new context to found imagery.

Our relationship with objects fascinates me. Our desire for them, and our indifference to them when they no longer meet our needs. This is what led me to experiment with painting on record covers I found in junk shops. Discarded objects that were once loved but now forgotten.