In This Part Of The Shutter, In Addition To Seeing Interesting Graffiti Of An Artist, We Are Accompanied By The Story Of His Hard Life To Better Understand His Work.
Jimmy Paul Scanlon (aka JPS) was born in 1997 in a seaside town not far from Bristol, England. He showed his creativity from his childhood. With the teachings he received from his father, he impressed the school teachers with his incredible paintings.
After school, he went to college to study graphic design. With government support cut off, Jimmy could no longer pay for college, so he was forced to drop out.
Working as a shoe repairman and key cutter turned everything down for him. Jimmy started using drugs, became addicted to crack, and killed alcohol after two of his friends.
In 2009, when Jimmy was in bad shape, his friend took him to a stencil art exhibition in Bristol.
It was there that Jimmy realized how wasted his life was.
Jimmy started graffiti by making a stencil from the cover of a magazine and stealing spray paint. However, he had not yet reached the stage where he would face his addiction. Eventually, the worst was possible when we were homeless and sleeping on the roof of an abandoned hotel.
On the hotel’s roof, he made the difficult decision to jump at the crossroads and join two of his lost friends or continue his empty life. Jimmy decided to prove that he could succeed in the art game and show that even if he grew up in poverty, he did not lose, despite believing that he grew up with it.
He started attending counseling and group meetings until he was finally able to change his life. As time went on, Jimmy improved his equipment and his skills and was able to develop his style and technique. This artist has a unique style. His artwork can be seen in countries worldwide, such as Norway, Spain, the United States, and Germany.
Art and artistic life saved me from addiction. I do not see any pleasure higher than painting the works that the world enjoys.
Jimmy says about his work:
My advice to beginners is to start with simple words and paint things that they like and can relate to in person. Topics that the media finds attractive are only used to promote a particular brand. You should know that breaking the law (not following the trends) is always stressful. Work with John Doodle and think you have nothing to lose. I had nothing to lose when I started.