Jimmy James Kouratoras
Jimmy is an Auckland based artists whose work depicts a rich, almost decadent examination of contemporary culture. Jimmy’s work has received critical acclaim both at home and internationally, recently winning the People’s choice award for the Brisbane Contemporary Art Prize 2016.Jimmy’s work is heavily influenced by his Maori and Greek heritage, two different cosmologies bounded together to create works which beautifully reflect narratives of whakapapa. Over the past 25 years Jimmy has developed his unique style layering texture and imagery along with using vivid pop colour combinations, representing the connections between the past, present and future.
Jimmy describes his work as “much more than a hybrid or fusion, but a deliberate layering of story and truth that will reveal itself to the beholder through a series of vibrant textures”.
Jimmy’s passion for finding equilibrium between mind, body and spirit contribute to his natural ability to create works which so beautifully radiate Aroha.