BDAA ACCESS (SUMMER 2020)

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BDAA ACCESS

SUMMER 2020

THE

LOCKDOWN

EDITION

JAMIE HAWKINS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

WITH THE RISING STAR

OF ABSTRACT ART

IN FOCUS

Jimmy Bamble and

NoLess.one - Two art world

talents that deserve to be seen

Produced and Published by BDAA


Art. Done Differently.

visit www.bdaa.art to find out more


Introduction

“A very warm welcome to the launch edition of, BDAA ACCESS!

In these unprecedented times brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic,

those of us fortunate enough to work in the art world have never needed to

be more open-minded and entrepreneurial in the way that we communicate,

market and sell the art and artists that we represent.

It was with this in mind that the idea of BDAA ACCESS first came about.

The unique way in which BDAA is structured has empowered us with the

ability to offer a very modern, dynamic and 21st century approach to sharing

our journey with the wider world.

In this first edition, we offer up the most in-depth interview ever with BDAA

star artist, Jamie Hawkins. We also showcase the respective talents of

Jimmy Bamble and NoLess.one. Two artists that we believe have a very

bright future in the art world.

Enjoy the magazine and please stay safe.”

Bam Douglas - Founder of BDAA

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JAMIE

THE

INTERVIEW

JAMIE HAWKINS TALKS ART, LIFE AND

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ARTIST

DURING A LOCKDOWN

Interview and photos by Bam Douglas

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“…I’d signed a contract to be represented by an

agency in Paris, which involved residency and

a two-month solo show that included twelve

commissioned pieces (all with sales guarantees).

But as soon as the lockdown hit mainland

Europe I heard from my agent that this now

wasn’t going to happen!”

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BDAA ACCESS: I guess it’s impossible to open any

interview these days without the first question

relating to Coronavirus and its impact. Can you tell

us a little about how the Covid_19 pandemic has

affected you. Both personally and professionally:

Jamie Hawkins: Well, where do I begin? Personally

and professionally it’s been tough. I’ve always had a

very close relationship with my parents and my sister,

Carlie. And not being able to see them whenever

I’ve wanted to has been so hard. In addition, my

sister recently underwent serious brain surgery and

I’ve not been able to be there for her and her kids as

much as I’ve wanted to, which brings a lot of guilt.

Professionally, It’s also been hard being locked in all

day and dealing with the every day stuff and being a

mummy in addition to trying to paint. Let’s just say

that there’s been more than a few tears and a lot of

“FUCK EVERYTHING!” kinda moments.

I’ve had a few times where I’ve had a creative block

and just not wanted to paint. But I just did what I’ve

always done and that’s paint when I feel I can.

Just before the whole Covid_19 pandemic hit and the

lockdown began, I’d signed a contract to be

represented by an agency in Paris, which involved

residency and a two-month solo show that included

twelve commissioned pieces (all with sales

guarantees). But as soon as the lockdown hit

mainland Europe I heard from my agent that this now

wasn’t going to happen! This was a huge blow to say

the least and I felt like this was huge set back for my

career. I was also just weeks away from holding my

second solo show in the UK, which I'd been working

so hard for. Months of hard work and planning felt like

it was all for nothing.

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“Months of hard work and planning felt like

it was all for nothing.”

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“…Let’s just say that

there’s been more than a

few tears and a lot of

‘FUCK EVERYTHING!’

kinda moments.”

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BA: That must’ve been a big blow? Especially for an

artist that’s still relatively new to the scene.

JH: Yes, huge! For two years now it’s been non-stop to

paint my truth, develop as an artist, stay on track, keep

upbeat (when sometimes that feels impossible) and

push me out there as much as we can. Honestly, It felt

like; “YES!" this is it. The moment we’ve been waiting

for. My chance. My time to get ‘out there’ and show

everyone what I’m capable of. But that was snatched

away and the daunting reality of; “What do we have

now?” sets in. Everything closed. Galleries, shows,

competitions, the art world and everything else around

it just stopped. And I found that very difficult to handle.

As most know, having PTSD and depression it’s very

easy to see the negatives in everything. And it was one

of those moments where I just sat and thought; what

positives do we actually have here?!

As most know,

having PTSD and

depression it’s very

easy to see the

negatives in

everything

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BA: And in purely creative terms; have you found yourself changed at all by current events?

JH: Not really, no. Creatively I can’t just change what I do overnight. Or over a few month period. I’ve definitely

evolved as an artist over the past two years. I’m able to express myself in a much more controlled way and I’ve

learnt to be more brave with my art. When I first started I could just say a few words, which was mainly anger and

fear. But now, I’m able to tell a whole story. My paintings now are from a far more healthy place and I no longer

need to put myself into a dark place to tap into that creative part of myself.

BA: We know that you don’t get involved with the business side of things. But how have you found sales during

this period of lockdown?

JH: Well, it’s actually been very good for us! We sold multiple pieces during the lockdown, literally within weeks

of one another. I wasn’t expecting that at all. Everything in the art world has been on hold and people are losing

jobs and homes. I didn’t expect anyone to be investing in and buying, art. That was a pleasant surprise, definitely

a big pick me up from all that we’d lost in terms of Paris and everything else.

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BA: As the world, including the art world, slowly emerges from lockdown, what plans do you have in terms of

getting your work out there as an artist?

JH: All I can do is continue to paint my truth and follow what feels right for me as artist. Of course it would be

nice to see some solo shows back in the diary, but we shall see. We just keep pushing and keep working hard

and I’ll keep trying to enjoy the process. Which sometimes can be rather hard! [laughs]. My agent and I have an

agreement. I just focus on painting and my craft and he takes care of the rest. I can’t allow myself to get caught

up in the business side of things. The rejections, the criticism, the let downs. It doesn’t help me an artist, I don’t

need any ammunition to create good art. I already have enough of my own! Ha! Ha!

BA: You’ve achieved a remarkable amount within the 18 months since starting your career as an artist. Does it

concern you as to how you’re going to maintain that level of upward momentum in the future?

JH: It used to be something that bothered me massively. If there weren’t continuous sales, or people liking or

replying, or any activity around the art I’d kinda freak out. I’ve learnt the hard way that this doesn’t help me one

bit. I have to take each day as it is and believe that I know where I’m heading. And whether it takes us months or

years, we’ll see you at MoMA!

BA: You have a remarkably close bond with your nine year old daughter, Millie. And have been home educating

her for a number of years now. How do you juggle being mummy, teacher and professional artist all at the same

time?

JH: Let me put it this way; I sat down to write my answers to this interview over a week ago and within that time

I’ve heard the word; “Mummy?!” called out over a thousand times, I’m sure! Cleaned up what feels like endless

dog shit, almost killed my fish, cleaned, cleaned and cleaned some more, cried and as a final kick to the fanny

got carted off in an ambulance whilst passing 2 kidney stones! Life is rock and roll baby haha!! I’ve been home

educating my little girl, Millie, since she was five. She’ll be ten this July. But honestly; I’ve been lucky that she

really is an awesome little girl. She’s been great around my PTSD and depression, great about my new career.

Does it all sometimes feel like total shit? Hell yes! But what mother wouldn’t agree? Being a mummy is a full-time

job. And on top of working as an artist and home educating, yes it’s been challenging at times. But we’ve a great

rhythm now and it totally works for us.

BA: And finally; how would you like to see your career as an artist develop over the next 18 months?

JH: I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the lockdown period and its a tough one. Yes, sales would be nice.

Yes, solo shows would also be very nice. But what is the end goal here? What do I truly want? To be rich and

famous? Nope! I’d just love to be be seen. To be taken seriously as an artist and to make changes. If only I could

write and explain on paper exactly what goes into my paintings. Explain that it simply isn’t just “something

anyone could do”. I truly put 100% of my soul into my work and I want to be given a chance to show the world

just what I can do. My dream?

I want to be remembered.

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BDAA | Art. Done Differently.


Visit www.bdaa.art to find out more.


IN FOCUS

As part of our philosophy of doing art

differently, each edition of BDAA ACCESS

will give artistic talent we believe in a

platform from which to show their work.

Neither JIMMY BAMBLE nor NOLESS.ONE are

represented by BDAA and there is no

financial or commercial benefit to the

agency for this feature.

It is simply an opportunity to ‘pay it

forward’ and provide opportunities that the

art work at large is either unable or

unwilling to do.

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JIMMY BAMBLE

INSTAGRAM: @jimmy_b4mble

BORN IN DARWIN, AUSTRALIA, ON DECEMBER 11TH, 1986, RESIDING THERE UNTIL

PRESENT.

Being creative from a young age and disillusioned by school curriculum, finding art a

safe space to express himself, Bamble is self-taught, learning as needed from media

sources and experimenting for the most part with acrylic on canvas. Using his unique

characters and intense colours with an underlying tone of darkness he developed a

visual language of his own.

Influenced heavily by the cartoons of his childhood and of today, by creatives close

to him and by artists such as Basquiat, KAWS, Alec Monopoly, Banksy and Takashi

Murakami, Bamble has opened a world of imagination, portraying a roller coaster of

life events including issues of mental health, heartbreak, pop culture and a large

base of original characters with a story of their own.

Having developed a fan base in both Australia and internationally early in his career,

Bamble has participated in several group and solo exhibitions, whilst also being part

of the Darwin Fringe Festival and contributing several pieces to charity, showing

unrelenting drive toward bringing his creations to life. Being ever inspired, Bamble

likes to put a twist on a world often painted in shades of “blah”.


‘AM I A GOD’ BY JIMMY BAMBLE

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‘JOYFUL ANARCHIST’ BY JIMMY BAMBLE

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‘CHANNEL 4’ BY JIMMY BAMBLE

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NoLess.one

INSTAGRAM: @noless.one

Lefteris Stringaris - aka NoLess.one - was born in June ’88 in Athens, Greece where he

is also currently residing and working as a painter, street artist, designer & visual

artist.

His love for drawing flourished from an early age, since he grew up in a family of

artists; he started practising by sketching busts, effigies and still life. At the same

time he also devoted himself to studying music.

It was around 2001 that he started becoming more keen with urban art under the name NOR,

initially with graffiti (lettering) and moving on to street art. He is well-known for

his multi-layered and grand sized works of both realistic and surreal portraits/figures

that have abstract and multicoloured backgrounds. NoLess.one prefers to work with sprays

and oils, although he does have extensive experience in most mediums, including digital

art.

It was in 2016 that he visited Central Saint Martins for the Digital Illustration Course

(London) & in 2017-2018 he concluded a one-year seminar in Vakalo Art & Design School

(Athens). Since 2017 he has had more than 100 commissions for various popular spaces,

including restaurants, beauty salons, educational venues but also private spaces. To

name a few: Akis Petretzikis, Sprite, Sprite Greece, Dimello, WELLA.

In April 2020, he was approached by WELLA and Myextension.gr in order to create a cover

for human hope during COVID-19 times.

He is currently working on getting ready for his first solo exhibition that will take

place in Athens (Sep 2020).

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INSTAGRAM: @noless.one

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INSTAGRAM: @noless.one

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INSTAGRAM: @noless.one

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1st Floor, 1 Minstergate, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1BN

Tel: 07565 195 555

Instagram: @stevezombie_tattoo


FOR

SALE

AVAILABLE WORKS

BY

JAMIE HAWKINS

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‘Until Stardust’

2020 | 90x90cm | mixed media on canvas | £2000.00GBP*

(*Excludes shipping. Includes VAT.)

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‘Priscilla’

2020 | 100x80cm | mixed media on canvas | £2000.00GBP*

(*Excludes shipping. Includes VAT.)

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‘Shoot To Thrill’

2020 | 115x88cm |acrylic on canvas | £2500.00GBP*

(*Excludes shipping. Includes VAT.)

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‘I Never Look Back, Darling…’

2020 | 112x83cm |mixed media on canvas | £1750.00GBP*

(*Excludes shipping. Includes VAT.)

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THE LAST PAGE

BDAA ACCESS IS PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED BY BDAA

WEBSITE: WWW.BDAA.ART

CONTACT: B.D.ARTAGENCY@GMAIL.COM

INSTAGRAM: @BDAA_ART

EDITOR: BAM DOUGLAS

ARTIST: JAMIE HAWKINS AND HER WORKS ARE REPRESENTED AND

SOLD EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH BDAA

GUEST ARTISTS: JIMMY BAMBLE & NOLESS.ONE

DATA GATHERING & ANALYSIS: ‘AUNT POLLY'

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