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James Collins

MA work

Liquid Engineers

My paintings combine interests in the fundamentals of an essentialist viewpoint on painting, with a pragmatic sensibility.

I see painting as a mechanism, which induces an interlocking and relationship orientated assembly, born out of inventive passages and matter-of-factness.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Painting, 2017

  • Degrees

  • BA Painting, Wimbledon College of Art, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • John Moore Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2016; Four Painters by Slate Projects, The Averard Hotel, London, 2016; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London, 2015; James Collins, Threeworks, Weymouth. 2015
  • Publications

  • Nimrod Kamer, Early Blue Chip Artists to Invest In, GQ Magazine, 2017; Ben Luke, Evening Standard, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, exhibition review: Young art with ambition, 2015; Jackie Wullschlager, The Financial Times, Recommended Exhibitions: Demimonde at Amberwood House, 2015