A B O U T

Gavin Jay studied fine art at Kingston University before picking up the bass guitar and touring worldwide with Jim Jones Revue and Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind. He kept his hand in with the visual arts designing album covers and tour posters, and in recent years has returned to focusing on his own fine art practice as well as continuing to make music.

Influenced by artists such as Max Ernst and Joseph Cornell and taking in Pop Art, Victoriana, the occult, pulp sci-fi, antique toy theaters and anatomical models, Gavin brings a unique approach to his surrealist collages. Vintage images are printed onto card, cut out by hand and built up in layers with balsa wood to make three dimensional shadow boxes. These are then housed in vintage frames scoured from his home town of Brighton to make work that is both nostalgic and quietly disturbing, conjuring scenes from impossible narratives that exist suspended in Lynchian dream spaces.

Gavin has participated in various group shows in London and Brighton and has recently had his first solo exhibition at HOK Gallery in Den Haag (Netherlands.)

His work is available for purchase here 

pic : Steve Gullick

E X H I B I T I O N S 

27 / 02 / 2020   T O   01 / 03 / 2020
THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED

BSMT Space, Dalston, LONDON UK

01 / 02 / 2020   T O   30 / 03 / 2020

PIECES OF EIGHT

CONCLAVE, Queens Road, BRIGHTON UK

 

13 / 12 / 2019   T O   11 / 01 / 2020

PULL THE STRINGS - A SOLO EXHIBITION

HOK Gallery, DEN HAAG NETHERLANDS
 

08 / 11 / 2019   T O   11 / 11 / 2019

THE PUNK ROCK 'N' ROLL ART SHOW

UNDERDOG Gallery, Crucifix Lane, LONDON UK

 

28 / 09 / 2017  T O   10 / 04 / 2018

IN-STORE ARTIST

JEFFERY-WEST, Piccadilly and London City branches

Gavin outside HOK Gallery

D I S C O G R A P H Y

with JIM JONES AND THE RIGHTEOUS MIND

 

2019  GET DOWN GET WITH IT (SINGLE)

2019  COLLECTIV (ALBUM)

2019  SEX ROBOT (SINGLE)

2018  SHAZAM (SINGLE)

2017  SUPER NATURAL (ALBUM)

2017  HEAVY LOUNGE #1 (SINGLE)

2017  TILL IT'S ALL GONE (SINGLE)

2017  SOMETHING'S GONNA GET IT'S HANDS ON YOU (SINGLE)

2016  ALDECIDE (EP)

2015  BOIL YER BLOOD (EP)

with JIM JONES REVUE

2014  THE LAST HURRAH - LIVE AT THE FORUM (ALBUM)

2013  COLLISION BOOGIE (SINGLE)

2012  THE SAVAGE HEART (ALBUM)

2012  IT'S GOTTA BE ABOUT ME (SINGLE)

2012  WHERE DA MONEY GO? (SINGLE)

2012  7 TIMES AROUND THE SUN (SINGLE)

2010  BURNING YOUR HOUSE DOWN (ALBUM)

2010  HIGH HORSE (SINGLE)

2010  SHOOT FIRST (SINGLE)

2010  DISHONEST JOHN (SINGLE)

2009  HERE TO SAVE YOUR SOUL - THE SINGLES (ALBUM)

2009  BURNING YOUR HOUSE DOWN / ELEMENTAL (SINGLE)

2009  PRINCESS AND THE FROG (SINGLE)

2008  THE JIM JONES REVUE (ALBUM)

2008  ROCK 'N' ROLL PSYCHOSIS (SINGLE)

with SUZIE STAPLETON

 

2020  WE ARE THE PLAGUE (ALBUM)

2019  THYLACINE (SINGLE)

2018  NEGATIVE PROPHET (SINGLE)

2017  YESTERDAY'S TOWN (SINGLE)

2017  YOU WERE THERE (SINGLE)

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2013  SHOULD BE HIGHER / THE REMIXES - DEPECHE MODE (SINGLE)

2012  THE JOURNEY IS LONG - THE JEFFERY LEE PIERCE SESSIONS PROJECT (ALBUM)

2010  LET IT BE REVISITED - MOJO PROUDLY PRESENTS (ALBUM)

2000  SCHEMING (KING CHEETAH MORE SALIVA MIX) - MAXIM REALITY (SINGLE)