James Hurley


James Hurley is an emerging contemporary visual artist, who seamlessly blends photographs and textures in Photoshop to explore profound realms of human emotion and transformation. With a background in both digital art and fine art photography (all self-taught), James brings a unique perspective to his craft. His digital creations burst with vibrant colours, intricate details and emotional stories. James’s artistic journey is deeply rooted in personal experiences and emotions. He has created artwork and taken photographs since the age of 14 and is currently 56. Over the last 6 years his work has taken on more meaning and delves into the complexities of human relationships, personal growth, and the pursuit of authenticity amidst societal pressures. Each piece tells a compelling story, inviting viewers to explore their own emotions and connections. James’s work has been recognised in gallery’s such as “Light Space and Time” where he reached 2nd place in a photography and digital images exhibition themed Botanicals with multiple other placements between 2018 and 2022
More recently being awarded 2nd place in the D31 Gallery, Doncaster UK, open (2021). After these achievements James stopped entering competitions in 2022 to focus on further developing his own style and clearly define the underlying reasons for creating digital art. At the end of 2023 he reached a point where he is comfortable to start showing his work again as he has found his voice and own story within his artwork. Since November 2023 his work has been included in two group exhibitions (Holy Art & The Old Lock Up Gallery) as well as being displayed on screens in Red Dot and Spectrum, Holy Art Athens, Casa Del Arte Spain, Andakulva Gallery, Dubai and Andie Art in Athens. Through his art, James establishes a sanctuary for growth and empowerment. His pieces serve as constant reminders of the vital importance of personal boundaries, authenticity, and the beauty inherent in embracing change. James’s creations offer viewers the opportunity to connect with their own emotions and aspirations.
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