An iconic collage style with vibrant use of colour and texture
Jimmy Turrell is a visual artist and director, born in Newcastle and raised in the Byker Wall. After serving his time working in a local bread factory, he went on to study at Central St Martin’s School of Art.He was the creative director behind the music video ‘WOW’ for multiple Grammy Award winning recording artist, Beck. He also designed the cover and artwork for Beck’s last two albums, ‘Colours’ and ‘Hyperspace’. He has worked on creative campaigns for clients such as Adidas, Nike, Fiat, GQ, Vanity Fair, Levis, MTV and BBC Radio 1 to name just a few and his work has been seen around the world.
Known for buying pallet loads of second hand books and magazines, Turrell's work is grounded in an analog process of painting, ripping and printing onto paper. His newest work has also embraced recent technology helping him to create a huge amount of original source material from which he collages, sticks and mashes together.