James Guppy is a contemporary Australian artist based in northern NSW. The narratives which dominate his work use the traditions of western figurative painting to explore contemporary issues with a surreal and absurdist twist. These dramatic art works examine social issues through the lens of western art history. They reference artists and traditions such as J.M. Turner, Piero della Francesca, Dutch Baroque painting and the Pre-Raphaelites.

Guppy is intent on examining our secret inner lives. His relentless gaze fixes on the domestic, love and power, the body and our physical identity, gender, sexuality and taboos. His art ranges widely across the private dreams and nightmares of life in the twenty first century.

Gender Male
Country of Birth United Kingdom