Galería Javier López is pleased to celebrate the opening of this season with a site – specific project ‘Business as Usual,’ the second solo exhibition by American artist, Todd James (New York, 1969).
Self-taught, James is an important figure amongst the generation of artists who have influenced popular culture on every level during the last two decades. He began his career painting on the subways of New York City in 1982 under the name REAS. By the late 1980s he was producing landmark commercial art and logos for seminal hip hop acts and institutions such as The Beastie Boys and The Source magazine. In 2001 James was the co-creator of STREET MARKET, a major work and pioneer event of the post-graffiti movement that was subsequently selected for that year’s Venice Biennale.
Todd James lives and works in New York. His most recent solo exhibitions were at Lazarides Gallery in London, V1 Gallery in Copenhaguen, and Gering & López Gallery in New York. James has exhibited his work at Deitch Projects in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Tate Museum in Liverpool. He has also taken part in many joint exhibitions, most notably the traveling shows ‘Beautiful Losers’, ‘USA Today. An approach to 21st century American Art’, and more recently ‘Art in the Streets.’