JJ Adams Limited Edition & Original Art – M P Gallery

The son of a baptist preacher, JJ emigrated as a child from Plymouth in the UK to Cape Town in South Africa in the early eighties. Adams spent much of his youth around the studio of South African contemporary landscape artist Derric van Rensburg, where he discovered his love of bright colour and `graphic`art. JJ studied graphic design at Cape College whilst working as an apprentice in `Wildfire Tattoos` a busy tattoo studio in central Cape Town while also working part-time as backstage crew for international bands visiting South Africa after the end of the Apartheid era. JJ finally returned to the UK in 1998 with the aim of becoming a tattoo artist.

After a number of frustrated years living in London and working in Camden Market struggling to make ends meet, JJ moved back to Plymouth to further study commercial printing at the Plymouth College of Art and Design. Over the next several years he worked as a graphic designer in the South West of England and then moved into sign making and advertising. In 2009 after selling a few of his acrylic paintings through a local gallery he decided it was time to move back to London and finally pursue his art career.

Adams uses a range of mixed media in his work from spray paint to hand painting acrylics, screen printing, collage and digital matte painting as well as photography. He admits being influenced at art school by artists like Norman Rockwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake and more obscure artists such as Guy Peelleart, Hipgnosis and Storm Thorgerson and lowbrow artists like Coop, Jim Phillips and Graham Coton who was a World War II comic book artist.

JJ Adams works from his studio overlooking the Thames Barrier in Woolwich, South East London.

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  • Lenticular Dorothy by JJ Adams

    £995.00

    Lenticular Dorothy JJ Adams
    The western movie-poster themed artwork edition is based upon a private collectors commission that JJ was so proud of that his publishing house have decided to include the title in the available portfolio. “The Good, the


  • The Good The Bad & The Ugly by JJ Adams

    £540.00

    The Good The Bad & The Ugly by JJ Adams
    The western movie-poster themed artwork edition is based upon a private collectors commission that JJ was so proud of that his publishing house have decided to include the title in


  • Wunch of Bankers by JJ Adams

    £540.00

    Wunch of Bankers by JJ Adams
    This was a privately commissioned piece from 2017, now being released as a limited-edition print.

    The title is a satirical / ironic play on words
    The idea behind the piece is highlighting the generalisation …


  • Piccadilly by JJ Adams

    £540.00

    Piccadilly by JJ Adams
    This piece was a private commission for Scottish award-winning Chef, Adam Handling to be the main wall feature at his latest restaurant, recently opened in Covent Garden, London.

    The artwork is a play on the painting …


  • No Landing – Lamborghini Countach by JJ Adams

    £540.00

    No Landing – Lamborghini Countach by JJ Adams
    This is a play on the 1980’s famous Lamborghini Countach poster I had as a child on my bedroom wall in pride of place for as long as I can remember.
    : …


  • Drop Dead Gorgeous – Colour by JJ Adams

    £540.00

    Drop Dead Gorgeous (Colour) – JJ Adams

    JJ Adams is a new media and mixed media artist from South West England currently living and working in London. “JJ Adams is the Zappa or Hendrix of the UK Fine Art scene.


  • Drop Dead Gorgeous – Black and White by JJ Adams

    £540.00

    Drop Dead Gorgeous (Black and White) – JJ Adams

    JJ Adams is a new media and mixed media artist from South West England currently living and working in London. “JJ Adams is the Zappa or Hendrix of the UK Fine


  • Lady Diana Tattoo by JJ Adams

    £995.00

    Lady Diana Tattoo by JJ Adams
    JJ Adams is a mixed media artist from South West England currently living and working in London. “JJ Adams is the Zappa or Hendrix of the UK Fine Art scene. I no longer walk


  • Tag Bomb Orange Colourway by JJ Adams and Zombiedan

    £1,650.00

    Tag Bomb Orange Colourway a combination piece by JJ Adams and Zombiedan
    This amazing original unifies the talent and artistic designs of two of the most desirable artists in the UK. Zombiedan has provided the background

    Zombiedan was born in …