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Biography

Living and working in Bristol, Mr Jago (Duncan Jago) is often described as a veteran of urban art.

Growing up in the small village of Eye, Suffolk, Mr Jago had an intense interest in graffiti and comic books, which led him to study illustration at the University Of The West Of England. It was there that Mr Jago would meet the other members of what would become the now renowned Scrawl Collective.

Following immediate commercial success, which led to collaborations with some of the world’s biggest international brands, Mr Jago’s early, doodle-derived mark making evolved, taking the idioms of spray painting to a level of sophistication rarely seen in the medium.  Indeed, there is maturity and depth in Mr Jago’s use of colour that hints at the mineral traces left by geological time, or the complex nebulae of deep space revealed by Hubble’s keen eye.  Most recently, Mr Jago work has further evolved through the introduction of oil and impasto techniques, confounding Mr Jago’s classification as either an urban or a fine artist.

Mr Jago’s work has been exhibited extensively worldwide and is held in both public and private collections.

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Exhibitions

2016

LOST IN ABSTRACTION

GROUP SHOW – FRESCO ART – MIAMI

2015

QUANTUM STATE OF LOVE

GROUP SHOW – FRESCO ART – MIAMI

 

 

 

2015

NIL

SOLO SHOW – UNIT GALLERY – LONDON

 

2014

NEW COORDINATES

SOLO SHOW – WHITE WALLS GALLERY – SAN FRANCISCO

2014

L’AVENIR

GROUP SHOW – WHITE WALLS GALLERY – SAN FRANCISCO

2013

POTSE 68

GROUP SHOW – CIRCLE CUTURE GALLERY – GERMANY

2013

PILTDOWN TACTICS

SOLO SHOW – THE OUTSIDERS – NEWCASTLE

2013

OUT WITH THE OLD

GROUP SHOW – LIBRARY STREET GALLERY – DETROIT

2013

M.E.S.S. – MR JAGO, BEN EINE, SHOE & SICKBOY

GROUP SHOW – GALERIE LE FEUVRE – PARIS

2013

GRAFFUTURISM

GROUP SHOW – SOZE GALLERY – LOS ANGELES, USA

2013

WIDER THAN A POSTCARD

GROUP SHOW – BREEZEBLOCK GALLERY – PORTLAND , USA

2012

PAPER PARTY

GROUP SHOW – GALERIE LE FEUVRE – PARIS

2012

HUMAN FOSSIL

SOLO SHOW – WINTERLONG GALERIE – LE PILORI, NIORT

2012

FUTURISM 2.0

GROUP SHOW – BLACKALL STUDIOS – LONDON

2012

..& FRIENDS

GROUP SHOW – GALERIE LE FEUVRE, PARIS

2011

IMPETUS

GROUP SHOW – THE JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY, ARIZONA

2011

ADIDAS PERFORMANCE

GROUP SHOW – WEST BERLIN GALLERY, BERLIN

2011

ABSTRACTIONS

GROUP SHOW – OPERA GALLERY, NEW YORK CITY

2011

RUDIMENTARY PERFECTION

RECOAT GALLERY, GLASGOW

2011

THE STREET ART SHOW

OPERA GALLERY, LONDON

2011

ARCHETYPES

THE VIEW ART GALLERY, BRISTOL

2010

NEVER JUDGE

GROUP SHOW – STOLENSPACE GALLERY, LONDON

2010

OVERSEAS & UNDERTONES

ABV GALLERY , ATLANTA

2010

SUMMER GROUP SHOW

STOLENSPACE GALLERY , LONDON

2010

SLEIGHT OF HAND

RECOAT GALLERY , GLASGOW

2009

RE-UP

GALLERY 1988 , SAN FRANCISCO

2009

MODART CURATED SHOW

THINKSPACE GALLERY , L.A

2008

BURNING BRIDGES

GROUP SHOW – THE BRICK LANE GALLERY, LONDON

2008

WAKE UP

THE DON GALLERY – MILAN

2007

SPACE JUNK

TOURING SHOW – GRENOBLE, BOURGE ST. MAURICE & BAYONNE, FRANCE

2007

MR JAGO X OPUS UNDERGROUND

OPUS, NEWCASTLE, UK

2006

THE DECONSTRUCTION PROCESS

GALLERY 1988, LOS ANGELES, USA

2006

GHOSTS VS. ROBOTS

COMPOUND GALLERY, PORTLAND, USA

2006

CUSTOM SUG SHOW

COMPOUND GALLERY, PORTLAND, USA

2006

ELEPHANT TECHNIQUE

SHOREDITCH, LONDON, UK

2006

BRAVE ART

WHISTLER, CANADA

2006

JEWELLERY EXHIBITION

FIERA MILAN, MILAN, ITALY

2006

MR JAGO

WORKSHOP, BRISTOL, UK

2006

MR JAGO

LAZYDOG, PARIS, FRANCE

2005

IN THE VICINITY OF A LOCATION

ALICE GALLERY, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

2005

WORDLESS

TONAREAL, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

2005

URBAN EDGE

SPAZIO, MILAN, ITALY

2004

GRAPHIC

DREAMBAGS, LONDON, UK

2004

SCRAWL COLLECTIVE

BOXFRESH STORE, LONDON, UK

2003

PAINTURA PROJECT

PARCO, TOKYO, JAPAN

2003

AREA 2010

SURREY HILLS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

2003

ART IMPROPRIA

GALLERIE MERAVIGLI, MILAN, ITALY

2002

ART MEETS WINDOWS

HANKU STORE, OSAKA, JAPAN

 

2001

NIGHT VISION GOGGLES

HOUSTON GALLERY, SEATTLE, USA