I first met artist James Pimperton in 2011, during his first solo exhibition of his work in London at George and Jørgen. I was fascinated by the hyper-real non-spaces depicted in his paintings. His fictitious landscapes were recognisable yet entirely obscure, possessing traditional painterly skill in a futuristic way; quite unlike anything I’d seen before. Their dream-like qualities inspired me to select him to exhibit in a small exhibition around the theme of Utopia at a local-run gallery in Kentish Town.
Back then he was living in Leicester, but three years on he’s a Londoner. I met up with James at the Chelsea College of Arts Summer Show, as his Fine Art MA came to a close.