La especialidad de JJ Adams es tatuar a celebridades, incluso a las que ya no viven.

Desde niño JJ Adams tuvo una fuerte atracción por los tatuajes. De ahí que de niño dejó su pueblo natal para vivir en Sudáfrica con el sueño de convertirse en tatuador. Ya de adulto, regresó al Reino Unido durante la década de los 90′, cuando se graduó como Diseñador Gráfico y luego se mudó a Londres.

Instalado en la capital inglesa, Adams ha construido su carrera artística gracias a sus intervenciones de fotografías de la realeza y celebridades de la cultura popular, a las que les ilustra tatuajes que plantean mundos alternativos en los que los tatuajes son la norma, sin importar religión, clase social, raza, ni nada.

Importantes revistas como Vogue y GQ, por mencionar algunas, han retomado su obra, mostrándolo como una especie de Warhol moderno, que une el pop con la cultura del tatuaje. Actualmente vende sus obras de técnica mixta, a través de plataformas como Arthouse Gallery.

Para conocer más sobre él y su obra, visita su sitio oficial.

 

JJ is the rebellious son of a Baptist preacher he emigrated as a child from Plymouth and deciding that he was going to become a tattoo artist and open his own studio he came back to the UK in the mid-Nineties. After many years in Camuth to Cape Town South Africa. After many adventures along the den trying to make ends meet he then moved back to his old hood Plymouth and decided that he would become a Graphic Designer studying at Plymouth College. He then worked as a graphic designer in the South West but again decided to start again with his art and moved back to London.

Adams style is bold and there is not an icon that he doesn’t seem to be able to INK… Princess Diana Kate Middleton Elizabeth Taylor Elvis And Marilyn Monroe to name a few.

JJ Adams currently is living in London – Creating his own medium of art he has managed to collaborate, Acrylic, Photography and Mixed Media into a style that is so unusual it will stop you in your tracks!

His recent publications have seen him star in magazines such as Vogue, GQ, and Cheshire Life Magazine. JJ has been tipped as ‘The Next Andy Warhol’

As you can probably imagine he has worked in and around tattoos having been an apprentice in ‘Wildfire Tattoos’ a busy studio in cape town – 

All we know is that his images are wonderful and that you will want to buy more than one.