James Mylne is a London based fine artist specializing in photo-realism through the use of ballpoint pens on paper. He is considered a pioneer for the use of ballpoints in photo-realistic artwork. With the use of a normal Bic ballpoint pen (or biro) James will spend up to 200 hours working in intricate detail to create beautiful black and white drawings often combining the careful use of spray paints to add colour backgrounds. Although working mostly from small, old photographs to create his fine drawings, James has collaborated with famous photographers such as Terry O’Neill, Ex Rolling Stones guitarist Bill Wyman, and Roger Eaton.
Influenced by both ‘Urban Art’ and ‘Contemporary Art’ Mylne has been exhibited alongside Street Art legends such as Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Banksy, Mr. Brainwash etc as well as YBA artists such as Damien Hirst & Gavin Turk.
His first solo exhibition was at The Conningsby Gallery, London, in 2008 which was the first ever exhibition in Europe (possibly worldwide) showing photo realistic ballpoint artworks.