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James H Bollen

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Degree: Modern and Classical Chinese
University: Soas, University of London
Graduation Year: 2001

Artist Statement

My work centres on real and imagined collaborations with other artists. These artists include the Japanese Rinpa School painter Ogata Korin, the surrealists Giorgio De Chirico and Paul Delvaux, the writer JG Ballard, and directors David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick. Their aesthetic sense, and how I relate this to architecture, design and colour, informs my choice of subjects and the locations I photograph.

 

My portraits of women are taken for See You, a sporadic magazine inspired by DIY fashion photography, where each issue is set in a different city. Each woman brings their own artistic sense, actively collaborating in the making of their images.

 

In addition to See You, I publish books under my own imprint. My most recent is Some Walls China.

 

I am currently based between London, Japan and Taiwan, the location for the next issue of See You.


Publications


2014 Jim's Terrible City, JG Ballard and Shanghai

2016 Wallpaper, The Shanghai Collection

2017 See You, The Shanghai Issue

2019 Some Walls China

See You, The Hong Kong Issue


Solo Exhibitions

2012, Jim’s Terrible City, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai

Group Exhibitions

2019, Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London
2017, LOOK/17, Liverpool International Photography Festival, Liverpool
2015, The Photobook Show, Athens Photo Festival, Athens
2014, Really, Ray Art Center, Shanghai
2013, Filter the Public, Shanghai IFC, Shanghai
2012, The Photocopy Club, Beach London Gallery, London
2011, Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai
2010, FotoGrafia Festival Internazionale, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome

Original works:

Timmie Cheng, Kowloon Bay

By James H Bollen

£650

Pun, Mongkok

By James H Bollen

£650

Joyce Chan, Kennedy Town

By James H Bollen

£650

Timmie Cheng, Daan Taat Ngaan ...

By James H Bollen

£650

Pun, North Point

By James H Bollen

£650

Ailadi Cortelletti, Woman in B...

By James H Bollen

£650

Zaza Zhang

By James H Bollen

£650