THE EXPANSION EDITION
Brand new works
and second solo
pop art surrealist and
Getting to know BDAA’s newest signing
California’s Zak Perez - The
Orange County artist walking
the path of the righteous man
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“A very warm welcome to the second edition of BDAA ACCESS!
The Covid_19 pandemic is still, unfortunately, very much with us and affecting
people, businesses and how we go about our daily lives in a number of ways.
The art world is not immune from that. The recent heavy job losses at The Tate
in London being just one case in point.
The art world, and world at large, however, still manage to move forward and
function. And the same goes for us here at BDAA.
We are delighted to announce that we have expanded our agency roster
since our last edition and to bring you an exclusive interview with one of
those signings in this edition. Say hello and get to know Australian artist,
We’ll also introduce you to the surrealist work of our other signing; the
reclusive, Tibbs, give you all the latest news and works from our AbEx star,
Jamie Hawkins and shine a light on our guest artist; California’s Zak Perez.
Enjoy the magazine and stay safe everyone.”
Bam Douglas - Founder | BDAA
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The latest news on our AbEx star
WTF is it?
Introducing the surrealist work
of London’s elusive ‘Tibbs’.
talent, Zak Perez.
Get to know our
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NEW PUBLIC WORK
NEW SOLO SHOW
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NEW PUBLIC WORK
Mixed Media on Canvas 90x90cm
“The Sisters” (2020) goes on public display at
The Underground Gallery in Norwich city centre
NEW SOLO SHOW
Despite the global Coronavirus
pandemic (and the resulting loss of
two solo shows and a residency in
Paris!) we are delighted to announce
that in 2020 the value of works by
Jamie has increased 78%, whilst total
sales have increased by 74% so far.
Jamie Hawkins will be holding her second
solo show at Norski Noo’s Fine Arts Gallery,
starting with a launch night event on the
evening of Saturday 5 December 2020*
*Should Government legislation re Covid_19 permit
This big increase has been due to
many collectors embracing the
concept of purchasing art online for
the first time, which has allowed us to
market and sell art to locations
hitherto not within our reach.
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BDAA AND AUSTRALIA’S JIMMY BAMBLE HAVE LONG SHARED
SIMILAR VIEWS ON ART, LIFE AND HOW INTEGRITY AND
HONESTY SHOULD STILL BE CORE VALUES, EVEN IN THE OFTEN
SELF INTERESTED AND SELF SERVING ART WORLD.
AND SO IT’S WITH GREAT DELIGHT THAT WE INTRODUCE JIMMY
AS A FULLY SIGNED-UP MEMBER OF BDAA AND GIVE YOU THE
CHANCE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING ARTIST.
INTERVIEW: BAM DOUGLAS
PHOTOS: KAHDI SHAH
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BDAA ACCESS: Firstly, welcome to the agency! I know that everyone at BDAA was thrilled that you agreed to let
us represent you here in the U.K. How does it feel to be signed to an agency?
JIMMY BAMBLE: Thank you! It’s an absolute pleasure to be signed with BDAA. Still a little surreal to be honest,
but glad I’m moving in the right direction.
BDAA: Can you kindly tell our readers a little bit about your background, when you first developed your passion
for art and the journey you’ve been on so far as an artist.
JB: Ooh, interesting question. The earliest I remember taking a shining to art was in preschool. I remember the
teachers telling my parents that I didn’t draw like the other kids and that they might want to keep an eye on me
developing in that direction. However, I had a general disdain for curriculum as I continued my school years and
thus, am very much self-taught.
My journey so far has been me getting off my bum after realising I either make something of this or settle for
mediocre. I walked into a gallery asking for advice on where to start and it’s just been win after win from there. No
My achievements to date include being part of two Fringe Festivals, the Darwin Street Art Festival, many solo and
group exhibitions and have had artwork decorating the Darwin Entertainment Centre which is a hub for
international live performances. In addition, I’ve taught classes, been in talks with US galleries and am honoured
enough to have the BDAA represent me exclusively in the UK. In the past couple of years, I’ve produced around
150 original pieces of work. It has been quite a ride, but I love it.
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BDAA: With the global recognition and mainstream media coverage of artists like Banksy, the ’street art’ scene is
one we both know to be heavily in demand and also saturated with aspiring emulators. How do you go about
tapping into the demand for this type of art whilst still retaining your own identity and uniqueness as an artist?
JB: I suppose I happen to be very fortunate that my style just happens to be “Street art-esque”, whilst retaining
the qualities valued in the fine art world. My audience seems to be those looking for something different. I’ve
been told by my collectors and those in both the street art and fine art industries that although I’d fit into these
categories, my work stands alone which is nice to know. My intention is always to be free to do what I want, and
that just happens to be what’s “in” right now, whether it be painting a building or a canvas, my style is my style.
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I do what I
BDAA: The iconic, but original, look and feel to the ‘characters’ in your artwork is what first impressed and drew
us to your work here at BDAA. Where do these characters come from? There’s a sense of childhood and
children’s stories to them for us.
JB: Ah, yes. As a child I was always heavily influenced by cartoons, toys, video games and comics, I still am really,
but adulting leaves me little time to indulge outside of creating. I have a stable of reoccurring characters you’ll
see in several of my works. Some I created whilst bored in high school, drawn all over my schoolbooks. As for the
rest, I just “do things”. I’ll sit there with a note pad and they just come out as I daydream. I tend to create little
backstories for them in my head as I go. Some of which will represent events and moments in life that I feel need
to be put forth to the world using the characters to tell my story. At times I’m asked what my theme is for an
exhibition, and my “theme” is no theme. I do what I want.
BDAA: No interview these days is complete without the ‘Coronavirus’ question coming up. How has the
pandemic affected you, both personally and professionally?
JB: Well, my daughters and mum are safe, so that’s most important. As for the rest, I am extremely fortunate to be
located in Darwin. We haven’t had a huge outbreak and lockdown only lasted a month. Sales picked up during
lockdown as people spent a lot of time online shopping, and my workload decreased giving me time to solidify
my foundation in other areas of my art career. I’ve used the time to just stop for a moment and reflect. I feel that
personally and professionally I’m not too shabby. I’m reasonably introverted so it suited me just fine.
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BDAA: Back to your art. Is there anything coming up show-wise in your native Australia?
JB: Due to COVID, everything is in the air. The potential is endless but even pre-COVID I generally don’t know about
show’s myself until 2 months before. In which case, I crank production into gear. Nothing in concrete just yet but I’m
sure a phone call with a deadline will surprise me before the year is out.
BDAA:.And how is the art market Down Under? For us here in the U.K. the small-to-medium size galleries and event
organisers have been hit especially hard. Are you finding it the same over there?
JB: Yes actually, luckily our government has given the art world a boost financially to get through these tough times.
But without openings and events, many are suffering. Progressively it feels it’s either master the online platforms or
die. A harsh reality but it is what it is. Many won’t make it but those left standing will thrive in the “new normal”.
BDAA: Thinking long term and ‘bigger picture’ - how would you ideally like to see your art shown and received
by the art world and beyond?
JB: I am all about the big picture. My artwork and projects are the truest expression of me. Whilst bricks and
mortar galleries and auctions are the tried and tested method for advancing one’s career, I intend my work to
span both that and utilise the growth of the digital world in the form of an all-encompassing movement. We all
want to be received well but in the reality of it, if I have a loyal audience and collectors of my brand, the rest of
the world can receive how they want. I’m not here to please everyone. As pretentious as it sounds, you can either
like my art, or you’re wrong hahaha.
BDAA: Thanks, Jimmy. And once again, welcome to BDAA!
JB: A pleasure as always. Thank you for having me aboard!
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As part of our philosophy of doing art
differently, each edition of BDAA ACCESS will
give artistic talent we believe in a free
platform from which to show their work.
In this edition, we introduce you to California’s
ZAK PEREZ. A multi-disciplinary creative talent
from Orange County who’s on a righteous path as
both man and artist.
Please note that Zak is not represented by BDAA
and there is no financial or commercial benefit
to the agency for this feature.
It’s simply an opportunity to ‘pay it forward’
and provide opportunities that the art world at
large is either unable or unwilling to do.
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Zak Perez - aka Scribbles - was born in July '87 in Orange County, California where he currently resides, working
as a web designer, painter and mural artist. He also enjoys writing poetry, performing at open mic events, boxing
and teaching the bible.
He discovered his love for art at just five years old. In his teenage years and early twenties he gravitated towards a
surrealistic style and utilised graphite, ink and coloured pencils. He didn't pick up a paint brush until after college.
Zak draws motivation from working with other artists, and loves to do collaborations, especially on larger scale
murals. Currently, he is influenced by artists such as Shepard Fairey, Defer and Cryptik.
He works with local galleries, has participated in fundraising art auctions, and often appears in art walks in LA and
Since 2012 he has been developing a distinct type of calligraphy that has dominated his work. However, in the
last year he has been focusing on incorporating portraits into his paintings, and drifting towards a more abstract
style to create unique backgrounds.
One thing about his process, he often takes a freestyle approach. He is never really sure where the next stroke will
lead. So when the painting is finished, he is just as surprised to see
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Tupac - Acrylic on canvas. 36" x 48"
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Mamba Forever - Mixed media on canvas. 36"x48"
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Obey - Mixed media on canvas. 36" x 48"
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Revelation 21:4 - Mixed media on canvas. 36" x 48"
Move For Me - Acrylic on canvas. 36" x 48"
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He’s from London. He’s 26…
…and everything else he wants you to find out from his work.
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‘Finding Porno’ (2020), acrylic on canvas, 40x50cm
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‘Skunkworks’ (2020), acrylic on canvas, 40x50cm
‘Teeth, Tits & Toes’ (2020), acrylic on canvas, 40x50cm
‘Goodnight, Sweet Pablo’ (2020), acrylic on canvas, 40x50cm
‘The Ubermensch’ (2020), acrylic on canvas, 40x50cm
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THE LAST PAGE
BDAA ACCESS IS PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED BY BDAA
EDITOR: BAM DOUGLAS
BDAA ARTISTS: JAMIE HAWKINS (IG: @JAMIEHAWKINSART), JIMMY
BAMBLE (UK ONLY - IG: @JIMMY_B4MBLE) AND TIBBS (IG:
@TIBBS_ART_46) ARE REPRESENTED EXCLUSIVELY BY BDAA
GUEST ARTIST: ZAK PEREZ (IG: @SUBLIMINAL_SOCIETY)
DATA GATHERING & ANALYSIS: ‘AUNT POLLY'
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