We are happy and proud, that we got the chance to invite Jimmy C to Berlin for the first time ever. We have been exclusively on the run with him and of course we documented every line he was doing. James Cochran aka. Jimmy C is a London based Street Artist who was born in Adelaide, Australia. Jimmy C. was his nickname since his childhood – and it is still existing. He is describing his life as a difficult but very exciting journey. His mother died in a car crash when he was 12 and his family life became grave. With the age of 16 he lived on the streets for 3 month and started doing graffiti and became addicted to that feeling of freedom. After a time he became a respected graffiti writer. After he had had learned his lessons on the streets, Jimmy also completed a master degree in Visual Arts at the University of South Australia before he had to find out, that working in a nine to five job made his „soul dying“. His character never fitted into the system and it’s authorities. Today his works are outstanding and not comparable to any other modern artists arts. The way he is creating photo realistic artworks and turning them with running dots or his „scribble style“ into surrealistic portraits is unique. The main subject in his works is the human in context of the urban environment. If you walk down the Brick Lane in London, a hot spot for street art, it is almost impossible to miss Jimmy’s artworks. And there, at the opening on one of his solo exhibitions, we got introduced to him the first time. Today we are happy thinking back on that day, because we could invite him to visit Berlin. And of course we are proud and honored that he really came and painted some walls for the people in Berlin.
Jimmy C. at RAW:
This artwork is verry special for Jimmy. It is a self portrait called: The Artist Tears which he painted the first time in the year 2002 on canvases. This new version is the first and only one painted on the streets.
Jimmy C. at Yaam Beach Bar:
Here a nice Video of Jimmy C that has been made in Istanbul (directed by Bamu Demrici, Street Art Istanbul):