James Joslin (b.1987) is a portrait painter and abstract artist based in the UK.
He 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) 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, Singapore International Festival of Art, Foro Internacional de Música Nueva in Mexico and Gaudeamus Muziekweek.
He received funding from the Daphne Oram Trust to attend 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 began painting in November 2o20 during the covid lockdown, repurposing his flat as a makeshift studio to focus on portraiture and abstract works in oil. His work was exhibited as part of Fermata Festival in June 2021, in association with Kensington + Chelsea Art Week.
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 - coming soon - Elena Guro’s Autumn Dream (music by Mikhail Matyushin).
James Joslin © 2021