James Joslin (b.1987) is an oil painter and artist based in the UK who focuses on portrait painting and figurative art in oil. His work has been exhibited at the Fermata Festival in association with Kensington + Chelsea Art Week, the Phillips Collection, and the Singapore, Brisbane, and Tasmanian International Festivals of Art.
He originally studied music under Simon Emmerson at De Montfort University where he was a member and contributor of John Richards’ Dirty Electronics Ensemble, performing concerts in the UK with several notable collaborators including Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Keith Rowe (AMM), Nic Bullen (Napalm Death) and Anna Meredith.
Frequently working with performers such as Margaret Leng Tan, a leading exponent of John Cage’s music, James’ compositions have been performed internationally, with notable appearances at Klavier Festival Ruhr, Gaudeamus Muziekweek and XXXV Foro Internacional de Música Nueva.
He received funding from the Daphne Oram Trust to attend Dominic Murcott's Installation Art course at Dartington International Summer School in 2012 and in the same year was commended by the Toby Moores Creative Thinking Awards for his innovative approach to sculpture in his sound installation Clockwork Études 1-8.
James is the founder of Round Revue, a music publishing house making available rare works including new English translations of Erik Satie’s The Ruse of Medusa, Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi (with music by Claude Terrasse) and Elena Guro’s Autumn Dream (music by Mikhail Matyushin).