Portfolio

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urban fauna prints Kaptan June's bounty - A conservation project in support of the Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation, based in Dalyan, Turkey.
urban fauna prints The Conspiracy - A family of ring-tailed lemurs overlook goings on in leafy north London.
urban fauna prints MERCY MERCY ME - A homage and endorsement of musician Marvin Gaye's environmentalist ideals.
urban fauna prints Warham Pettirosso - An urban robin broadcasts its song along the time-worn paving slabs of Haringey Passage.
urban fauna prints Shanti - A painted Indian elephant blows flowers from her trunk in salutation to Mrs Patel.
urban fauna prints Ahuro Mowai - A London cabin retreat interior, featuring indigenous flora and fauna from New Zealand.
urban fauna prints Sirdar Chit Chat - Three Chaffinches and a Sparrow start a conversation on a north London wall...
urban fauna prints Ozu Tofu - Six repainted film scenes, cut from Yasujiro Ozu's 1962 movie masterpiece An Autumn Afternoon.
urban fauna prints Readings from The Barometer of Life - A contemporary tapestry, raising awareness for endangered species, climate change and the sixth mass extinction.
urban fauna prints A Rendezvous with Mrs Booth - a private commission featuring the Margate Harbour and the Turner Contemporary Gallery.
An Objective Abstract - a special interior installation commissioned by Architecture and Design practice Coppin Dockray, invoking the work Kazimir Malevich.
urban fauna prints Let's Stay Together [The Mandarin] - a street art commission for Tottenham, London.
When The Fox met The Rooster. And Other Stories. - A special commission in partnership with The British Embassy, Luxembourg, celebrating the Tour de France.
HARK - An urban art campaign commission for an east coast clothing boutique.
Carbon, Sulphur and Paint - presented through one man's pursuit of the greatest race in the world - the Tour de France, these works celebrate the cinematic sporting vista, and its heros.
The Kirkgate Triptych - A bold composition incorporating a variety of historical visual reference points sourced from around Kirkgate Market, Leeds.
DECONSTRUCTED REGENERATION - a commission project with St Modwen, using abstract building blocks, cut from the negative spaces.
A Rhino in The Herb Garden - An ecology project in association with North Harringay Primary School, London.
urban fauna prints Don't Be Koi - The tao of an ecosystem - where the flow of yang (light) is countered by yin (dark), the harmony of the natural world is threatened - as it chokes on dumped plastic and industrial toxins.
urban fauna prints URBAN FAUNA - a limited edition print series of endangered animals, placed on London walls.
Pantera pardus. - A big cat, raising awareness for the plight of all endangered species across the planet.
urban fauna prints This little piggy... - an artwork in support of Farm Sanctuary.
urban fauna prints Time & Tide - A public art commission installed at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.
urban fauna prints Flood. A sign. - With global warming set to hit to 3C, flooding will redraw the map of the world.
Pride and the Peacock. - The national bird of India introduces a bold splash of colour to an urban side street in Tottenham.
Coastal Chic - a special commission for a boutique store in Southwold, Suffolk.
sKATE - Appropriating Peter Lindbergh’s iconic Kate Moss photograph within an urban street art context.
54 - a skate deck portrait series commemorating New York's iconic Studio 54 nightclub.
Keith. - A portrait of a Rolling Stone.
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Covfefe - A diptych exploring the socio-political unrest of a corrupt POTUS.
Oh Yeah? Wham! - a set of unique spray paint artworks, as part of the Coastal Chic commission.
LET US SPRAY - A print series to accompany HARK - the Angels of Southwold project.
MITOLOGIA ITALIANA - An exploration of the Italian cultural landscape, from 1909 to 1960; a work of fiction.
FABER - A commission featuring the 1909 Tour de France victor Francois Faber.
People Have The Power - a portrait of singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist Patti Smith fixed via an urban street culture context.
Through the Palace Gates. - A short film set in a north London urban allotment, on a summer’s evening.
Design and Illustration - Graphic design and illustration work samples, spanning both print and digital media, for a wide cross-section of clients.
Photography and film - engaging an artist's eye for both still and moving imagery; visual exploits in both analogue and digital formats.
Urban and Street Art - a variety of projects on walls, including specially commissioned installation pieces. 
36 VIEWS OF PENTIRE - A contemporary reappropriation of the iconic Under the Wave off Kanagawa, by Hokusai. 
Verses On A Butterfly - A modern diptych, based on the poem by Joseph Warton - Verses On A Butterfly (1806).
LE TOUR - a broad, and complete monogram; a major solo exhibition on the Tour de France, with an accompanying book published by Rapha.
LE TOUR Book - to accompany the Tour de France London exhibition, this hardback book was published by Rapha Racing, with a forward by British cyclist David Millar. Available to buy HERE.
100e - an allegorical monograph commemorating 100 editions of the Tour de France.Using Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost as a thematic schema, this series traces the evolution of universal ideas.
FAB66 - created as a fifty-year celebration of iconic cultural figures from 1966, includes the then fifty-year anniversary of VOGUE magazine.
English National Opera - three production campaigns for the UK's largest contemporary opera company.
Citius. Altius. Fortius - in celebration of the Summer Olympics held in London, 2012, these works revisit the great and good of past medal winners.
Logitech UE BOOM - Promoting the award winning UE BOOM bluetooth speakers, through commissioned customise speakers, and two Foffa bike frames. Live custom artworks created during a London launch event.
Chroma and the Defining Moment - The ‘Chroma’ collection celebrates iconic moments from the world of sport, with Straffon collaborating with legendary sports photographer Gerry Cranham.
Paris Match - This series of artworks exposes the polemic relationship between fantasy and reality. Here Paris Match presents a two-fold fabrication - with the glossy facade of the cinematic, overlaying the inner reality of the everyday.

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2021.