My name is James Shearman and I was born on James Lane (Whipps Cross Hospital) in Leytonstone, London (UK) in 1994. I remain based in Leytonstone.
I have been creating music, noise, field recording, sound art and performance art under my own name since 2014. I have been creating illustrations for longer than I can remember and have branched into, at various times, digital and manual collage, poetry and creative prose, painting, film and foley recording, etching, printing, zine-making and graffiti.
I have been attempting to teach myself how to handpoke tattoo since October 2021 and am currently at a stage where I am eager to offer free tattoos to those willing to help me get the practise in (from specific simple flash designs I have available as I work myself up to more detailed designs – if you have a custom request that you know is simple we can talk about that also).
I started this site in 2019 intending to use it to catalogue directories of my work (both sound and visual) and talk about my process in blog posts – I have rescinded the blog aspect for the time being while my schedule is hectic but I will try and divert that energy towards more creative text-based work like zines.
I am very open to collaborating with fellow artists on all types of artistic projects – if you have looked into any of my work and you think I would be a good fit for your project do get in touch.
For all enquiries please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org