Mastercaster

Artist/Painter Male Brighton, England, United Kingdom
My Website: Artist website
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/jamiemccartney
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About Me

I am a world renowned professional artist, photographer and sculptor. My practice mostly involves experimental photography and making sculptures cast directly from the body. I'm always on TV and in print talking about my work. I'm famous for having created The Great Wall of Vagina, a sculpture intended to change female body image and fight social stereotypes. I was invited to display my work at Glastonbury last year and do a lot of public speaking. In other words I'm legit!

PHOTOS - The Physical Photography series of experimental, photographic collages are my latest offering. These unusual body portraits focus on personal expressions of sensuality and sexuality often juxtaposed with religious overtones. They are created without the use of a conventional camera. Instead I use a modified digital scanner to achieve the results I am after. A single image can can be made of over 60 individual scans collaged together and take over an hour to create. It is a very collaborative process in which my models are very involved in the creative output.

Using this process I have created posters for Breast Cancer UK and am currently working on breast cancer campaigns for the USA and Canada. These involve scanning just boobs and boobs in bras. It's a lot of fun and for a good cause so if you are passing Brighton come along and do it!

BODY CASTING - I also run a successful body casting studios with clients all over the world. Largely I work to commission but often need models for particular pieces or to help work out new experimental poses and pieces. I'm currently experimenting with casting female bodies in animal skins and amassing a huge number of boob casts for a 12 foot high totem pole. So again, if you are passing Brighton, come and get involved.

PAYMENT - It's unusual in that most of the pieces only require a model for 30 minutes or so and for some pieces I need hundreds of models. It makes payment a little tricky. Most people just do it for fun, or to say they've worked with me and to have some new and unusual stuff in their portfolio. I'm happy to share photos of the process and the finished piece with you. For larger and longer casting jobs like full bodies there is always a fee. For pieces in between we usually come to a deal of some kind. I'm always fair and up for negotiation and deals.

CV / BIOG - All these artworks demonstrate a career-long commitment to experimentation. Often taking the body as inspiration I work with traditional and novel materials, frequently applying my own unique processes. The infamous Great Wall of Vagina, which debuted in London in 2012 followed by a show at the Triennale museum in Milan, reveals the edginess that much of my work exhibits. The socio-political aspects are infused with humour to break down barriers and encourage public engagement with tricky subjects. My use of emotionally loaded subjects and objects is intended to lend their power to my artworks and evoke a reaction in the viewer. My work has won many awards and been exhibited all over the world.

Frequent TV and magazine appearances have earned me an international following. I often give public talks about my work and the philosophy of art. I am an arts correspondent for Absolute magazine and the founder and chairman of the Sussex Artists Club.

You can see my work on my three websites:
www.jamiemccartney.com
www.brightonbodycasting.com
www.greatwallofvagina.co.uk

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Public & Commercial Commissions:
2013 1930’s BATHING BEAUTY – figurative sculpture for Cleethorpes Lido, UK
2012 CANCAN LEGS – Duke of Yorks Cinema – Brighton UK
2008 BATMAN - Duke of Yorks Cinema – Brighton UK
2008 BONZAI TREE – Madam Geisha Nightclub – Brighton UK
2007 ART CAR PARADES - Manchester and Blackpool UK
2007 AMORA – Six sculptures commissioned by visitor attraction, London UK
1999 4 FARM ANIMALS – Public steel sculpture, Egham, Surrey UK

Recent Awards:
2014 Runner Up – Erotic Signature international art competition
2012 Juror Award - Grand Prix de la Decouverte photographic competition
2010 Runner Up - Aesthetica Creative Works art competition
2009 Winner - BaHBA - Creative Industries Award
2008 Runner Up – Erotic Signature international art competition
2007 Winner - Kyoto Award – Art Car Parade, Manchester
2007 Winner - Brighton Hilton - Brick in the Wall art competition
2007 Winner - 1st Prize - Erotic Signature international art competition

Museum Exhibitions:
Dec 2012 – Mar 2013 TRIENNALE DI MILANO – design Museum, Milan, Italy

Recent Solo Exhibitions:
May 2012 HAY HILL GALLERY- Solo show “SKIN DEEP”, Cork St. London UK

Recent Exhibitions:
Nov 2014 ART UNDRESSED – group show, Miami, USA
Nov 2014 GOLDSTONE GALLERY – Inaugural group show, Hove UK
Oct 2014 BRIGHTON PHOTO FRINGE – Solo photographic show, Brighton UK
July 2014 GALLERY ZOZIMUS – group show, Dublin, Ireland.
Jun 2014 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL – Live performance with Guerilla Science
Mar 2014 MENIER GALLERY – “Time = Change” group show, London UK
Mar 2014 ESPACIO GALLERY – “Time = Change” group show, London UK
Feb 2014 WAREHOUSE GALLERY – “The Naked & The Nude” group show, UK
JAN 2014 BLACK’S – “Salon Hystérique” group show, Soho, London UK
Oct 2013 HAY HILL GALLERY- Group show, Baker St. London UK
Sep 2013 ONCA GALLERY – ‘Down to the Bone’ group show, Brighton UK
Sep 2013 Macmillan DeLonghi Charity Art Auction, Royal College of Art, London
July 2013 HENLEY FESTIVAL - London UK
May 2013 CHELSEA ARTS CLUB – group show London UK
May 2013 JUBILEE LIBRARY – ‘Omnia Scroll’ group show, Brighton UK
Mar 2013 ART STUDIO VENICE – “Omnia Scroll” group show, Venice, Italy
Feb 2013 SIN CITY GALLERY – ‘12” of Sin’ group show, Las Vegas, USA
Feb 2013 THE DIRTY SHOW – group show, Detroit, USA
Oct 2012 FACTORY ART - Group show, Berlin, Germany
Aug 2012 HAY HILL GALLERY- Group show, Cork St. London UK
July 2012 HENLEY FESTIVAL – group s show, Hay Hill Gallery, London UK
Jun 2012 PZ GALLERY – Group photography show, Penzance UK
May 2012 CHELSEA ARTS CLUB – group photography show London UK
Mar 2012 CHELSEA ARTS CLUB – group show London UK
May 2011 BRIGHTON FESTIVAL FRINGE - Brighton UK
May 2011 ARTISTS OPEN HOUSES – Brighton, UK
Aug 2010 CHELSEA ARTS CLUB – group show London UK
May 2010 ARTISTS OPEN HOUSES – Brighton, UK
Dec 2009 CHELSEA ARTS CLUB – group show London UK
Dec 2009 MADAME GEISHA – group show Brighton UK
Oct 2009 Macmillan Cancer Charity Art Auction, London UK
May 2009 IMPURE ART GALERY – group show, Brighton UK
May 2009 BRIGHTON FESTIVAL FRINGE VISUAL ARTS – Brighton UK
May 2009 ARTISTS OPEN HOUSES – Brighton, UK
May 2009 SEIZE THE DAY - group show, Martlets Hospice, Brighton UK
Mar 2009 THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR - Battersea, London
Jan 2009 PURE ARTE ART FAIR – Vigo, Spain
Dec 2008 STARS ON CANVAS – Victoria , London
Sept2008 MEN ONLY Everyman Charity Auction– Liberty London
Oct 2008 ART UNDRESSED – group show, Beate Uhse, Berlin, Germany
July 2008 THE BIRDS AND THE BEES – Chelsea Arts Club, London
May 2008 IMPURE ART GALLERY – group show, Brighton UK
Dec 2007 THE HEALING POWER OF ART - group show, Brighton UK
Dec 2007 DOUBLE TROUBLE - JAG Gallery, Brighton UK
Nov 2007 Macmillan DeLonghi Charity Art Auction, Arts Club Mayfair, London UK
July 2007 BODY OF WORK group show, Lewes UK

Public Lectures/Appearances:
Feb 2014 WAREHOUSE GALLERY – Lecture on ‘Erotic Art vs Pornography’
Feb 2014 HOME HOUSE Member’s Club, London – Panel discussion on erotic art
Feb 2014 TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN Arts Festival – Lecture about my art career
Oct 2013 TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN - The Phil debating society “Is Porn Art?”
May 2013 SUSSEX ARTISTS CLUB – Lecture on “The Nude in Art & Pornography”
July 2012 WELLCOME TRUST – Panel discussion at launch of Centrefold Project
May 2011 CATALYST CLUB – Public talk about my work ‘The Great Wall of Vagina’

Artworks Featured in TV and Film:
Jun 2014 French Cinema Release – ‘Tristesse Club’ used ‘4x4’ sculpture
Nov 2013 Channel 4 - ‘The Cruel Cut’ FGM film used ’57 Women’ sculpture
May 2011 Music video - ‘If Pacino was God’ used ‘The Impossibility of Passion’

Personal TV Appearances:
Jan 2014 Brilliant Britain – Community Channel – feature on Brighton’s best.
Apr 2013 Colombian TV – Mi Revelución Erótica - about The Great Wall of Vagina
Jan 2013 BBC Southeast Today News – update on my ‘Messages in Bottles’
Dec 2012 BBC3 Russell Howard’s Good News “Headliners” featured artist
Mar 2012 RSI Switzerland – A Fior Di Pelle - documentary about me and my work
Jun 2011 Bild TV Germany – Intime Kunst - about The Great Wall of Vagina
Apr 2010 Channel 5 – ‘Sex: How to do Everything’ – chat show interview
Sep 2009 BBC4 The Art of Dying with Dan Criuckshank – featured artist
Feb 2009 BBC Southeast Today News – feature on me and my Brighton studio
Dec 2008 BBC Southeast Today News – feature on my ‘Messages in Bottles’
Aug 2008 ITV Trinny and Susannah – main featured artist filmed at my studio
Jun 2008 Channel 4 - ‘The Perfect Vagina’ creating The Great Wall of Vagina
Jan 2007 BBC Southeast Today News – feature on my ‘Car-bon Miles’ project
Oct 2000 BBC2 Fantasy Rooms surrealist room featured artist making Dali clock
Feb 1998 BBC1 Panorama - Dome! Featured artist on Millennium Dome models

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