James Cochran

James Cochran, aka Jimmy C, played a key role in the development of the underground graffiti movement in Australia during the early 1990's, and after working on numerous mural commissions and community arts projects, went on to complete a Masters degree in Visual Arts at the University of South Australia with an interest in urban realist and figurative oil painting. His two interests in graffiti and oil painting converged, leading to the development of Cochran's signature aerosol pointillist style; portraits or urban landscapes painted entirely from dots and dashes of spray paint.

This technique developed into what he called the 'drip paintings' and the 'scribble paintings', composed of layers of coloured drips or energetic lines to form vibrant and poetic cityscapes and portraits. Cochran now lives in London and his canvases and walls can be viewed in cities across the world.



2015 Atomised, Lollipop Gallery London UK

2014 Nocturnes, Lindberg Galleries Melbourne Australia

2013 Riot Series, London UK

2012 Girls With Spheres, Melbourne Australia

2008 City Souls, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney Australia

2006 Tripostal, Lille France

2006 Point Ephemere, Paris France

2003 Sydney Series, Giffe Weise Gallery, Sydney Australia

International wall murals

2016 Lou Reed, Lille France

2016 David Bowie, Brixton UK

2015 Basquiat, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2015 Art Basel, Miami US


2015 The Ladies Supper, Bird In Hand Winery, Adelaide Australia

2015 Basquiat, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2014 City of Colours Festival, Birmingham UK

2014 Volturno Theatre, Rome Italy

2014 Situ Festival, Paris France


James Cochran's works are held in many private collections both in Australia and around the world. His astounding wall murals can also be seen internationally including his portrait of David Bowie which became a tribute site for Bowie's many fans early in 2016.