Since first picking up a skateboard at he age of nine years old, Jimp instantly connected with the lifestyle of skateboarding culture, which continued throughout his youth in the 80's and 90's. He lives and works in Cornwall, where his work is now heavily influenced by the legacy of the skate graphics of this time. The pioneering graphic illustrators such as Jim Philips and Marc Mckee as well as comic artists like Robert Crumb and Raymond Pettibon have been key inspirations.The quiet comedy in the low-fi production of Jimp's work, taps directly into our juvenile selves, exposing us to the emotions & curiosity of our adolescence. The jokes are multilayered and droll, as the banker and the vicar revealed in their gauche awkwardness, stumble in emotional confusion, threatened by their imaginary ancestors, humiliated by their descendants. The artist shines a spotlight into the anonymous seething masses: each individual struggling with his own self-consciousness - a kind of exorcism, open, spontaneous, bloody and raw.We are all there captured in his world view, the wise and the frail, the social bully and the outcast, caught with our pants down in front of the crowd.JIMP is the penname of Jim Hollingworth. His work can be seen in international collections, live performances and doodled on the back of telephone directories. He has recently shown or performed work in The Saatchi Gallery, London, The Barbican Centre, London, and Aeroplastics Contemporary, Belgium.