Street art. Graffiti

James Bullough

United States

Street Art, Graffiti

James Bullough
James Bullough
United States
December 25, 2014
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

James Bullough is an American artist who grow up in the suburbs of Washington DC and now lives and works in Berlin. 

As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, James was enamored with the edgy, “in your face” graffiti art that he saw through the windows of the DC subway.  As he began feeling the need to make art of his own, it was no surprise that this was the type of imagery that came naturally to him.  His obsessive graffiti sketches and graphic paintings eventually gave way to a new interest in realism and oil painting.  He began studying the techniques of the Dutch Masters and painting highly rendered oil paintings of contemporary imagery.

Since moving from the US in 2010 to Berlin Germany, Bullough finds himself reaching more and more for the spray can rather than the paintbrush.  His seamless transition from photorealistic oil paintings to photorealistic spray-paint murals has gained a lot of attention.  From 2011-2013 he worked under the name of JBAK with fellow American born/Berlin based artists Addison Karl.  Together the duo gained a lot of attention for their various projects and large-scale murals throughout Germany and America.

Currently, James works independently balancing his time between murals and studio work. His presentation of imagery although extremely realistic and detailed challenges the viewers perception of reality by shifting and breaking up the subjects he paints.  

In 2014 Bullough introduced his newest project to the world.  As co-creator and host of VantagePoint Radio, a bi-weekly interview show focused on Urban Contemporary art and the artists who inhabit the genre, he sheds light on the life and process of artists in today’s contemporary art landscape.  (

James Bullough lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Project M3 Urban Nation Headquarter, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014Handle With Care Project: James Bullough Does Dallas: Deface A Wall Not A BodyDallas, TexasGroup
2014Howoge LOA Mural Project: Totem MuralBerlin, GermanyGroup
2013Sarasota Chalk FestivalSarasota, FloridaGroup
2013Strychnin Gallery‘s 10 year anniversary show: All My StarsBerlin, GermanyGroup
2013PROJECT MBerlin, GermanyGroup
2013Spätkauf Kunst Aktion #4 ProjectBerlin, GermanyGroup
2013The CIRCLE SHOWUrban Spree Gallery, BerlinGroup
2013Mystique Art FestivalMagdeburg, Germany Group
2013Berlin PortraitsWinters Hotel Berlin Mitte The Wall, Berlin, GermanyDuo
2013Reimagining Sarasota Artists ExhibitionSarasota Florida, USAGroup
2013Live paintingJameson Irish Whiskey, BerlinSolo
2012ArtbaseArtbase, BerlinGroup
2012CityBilder projectDresden, GermanyDuo
2012Artbase FestivalDevils Mountain, TeufelsbergGroup
2012Urban Spree Arcade ProjectR.A.W Tempel, BerlinGroup
2012MetropolitanStrychnin Gallery, BerlinGroup
2012Launch Exhibition: re:MMXre:MMX Art Space, BerlinGroup
2011Commissioned Mural for, GermanyDuo
2011Playground Berlin ShowMica Moca Project, BerlinGroup
2011Live painting in Voodoo MarketVoodoo Market, BerlinGroup
2011Artbase Grabowsee ProjectHeilstätte Grabowsee, BerlinGroup
2011ENCOREMMX Gallery, BerlinGroup
2010Show VIIMMX Open Art Venue e.V., BerlinGroup