ABOUT + BIO
James Ame (Ame72) British. b.1972 - World Renowned LEGO Street Artist.
"I grew up playing with LEGO, not watching TV".
Saudi Royal Family, Batia Ofer, Serge Tiroche, Lily Elstein, Tel Aviv Museum Of Art.
LEGO, Facebook, BMW, Rideback Ranch Film Studios, Tel Aviv Museum Of Art.
James Ame (aka Ame72) is a full-time artist who does street art and graffiti around the world.
Also known as “The Lego Guy”, he uses these mass-produced molded smiling toy puppets, as a mean to transmit a message in his art prints. Messages borrowed from the urban texture and aimed towards the society’s characteristics: economic abundance, consumerism and commercialization.
Ame has exhibited in numerous renowned museums, galleries and auctions around the world and has collaborated with companies such as LEGO, Facebook, BMW Mini and even painted a huge 38m x 7m mural on the side of the Rideback Movie Studios in LA, (where they make the official LEGO movies).
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
In 2019 Ame created The Maze, a massive 267.74 square metre art installation, which holds the Official Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Stencil Artwork’ on earth.
His LEGO street art let to a collaboration with LEGO to create a Limited Edition Art Set made of 149 LEGO bricks. Instead of just hanging on the wall, the customer could re-arrange the front design to create a different artwork. Thus, his works have gained a diverse following of collectors, from adult Lego fans to Hollywood movie stars, Royalty and the even the discernible collector who prefers to remove works from the street.
“At the young age of 5, our family TV crackled a little then died a very quick TV death, my Father decided there and then, no more TV set, hence, my early childhood was spent playing with LEGO and painting, not watching TV”.
James Ame on the blockchain
Ame release his first NFT crypto artworks in March 2021.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
DAILY MAIL (It says it in The Daily Mail so it must be true!)
EXHIBITION | MUSEUM | GALLERY | AUCTION |COLLABORATION
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
2020 • James Ame (Ame72) holds the Official Guinness World Record for THE MAZE, the 'Largest Stencil Artwork' on earth.
2017 • Dangerous Art, Haifa Museum, Israel.
2011 • Inside Job, Tel Aviv Museum Of Contemporary Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavillion, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2011 • Tel Aviv Museum Of Art, More than Canvas, Haft Hall, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2010 • Animamix Biennial, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Beijing & Shanghai, China.
2010 • Post Pop, Comics Cartoon Museum, Holon, Israel.
2009 • Hebert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK.
GALLERY EXHIBITION | ART FAIRS | EVENTS
2021 • THE MAZE ON TOUR - (Date and location to be announced).
2020 • Art On A Postcard - Dreweatts Auctions - - UK - 25 June - 9 July
2020 • Saving Christmas, Show with JPS, Kultur Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Starts Nov 27th, Appointment only due to COVID.
2020 • Keren Bargil - Winter Art, Israel.
2020 • Harley Gallery, Art Of LEGO, UK.
2019 • 20/21 Visual Arts Centre, Art Of LEGO, UK.
2019 • Landmark Street Art interview in Washington, USA, with Martha Cooper & the King Of Graffiti, Blade.
2019 • Landmark Street Art, Affordable Art Fair, London, UK.
2019 • ZK, Zemack Gallery, California, USA.
2018 • Elma Arts Complex - Crossover.
2018 • Elma Arts Complex - The Maze.
2018 • Expressions Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong, China.
2018 • Freshness Art, Kikar Atarim, Tel Aviv
2018 • Affordable Art Fair, NY, USA.
2017 • ZK, Zemack Gallery, California, USA.
2017 • Expressions Gallery, Frishman Street, Tel Aviv.
2017 • Art Wynwood, Maimi, Florida.
2017 • Grand Art Fair, Royal Victoria Dock, London.
2017 • Winter Salon, Curated by Keren Bar-Gil, London, UK.
2015 • 20/20 POP STOP, Brown Hotel, Curated by Keren Bar-Gil, Tel Aviv.
2011 • Brooklyn Nite Gallery, Group show, New York, USA.
2011 • 34 FineArt, Cape Town, South Africa.
2010 • Eden Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, USA.
2010 • Eden Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2010 • Inoperable Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
2010 • Galeria Arte, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2010 • Tiroche Gallery, Jaffa, Israel.
2011 • Sea No Evil Art Show, Riverside, California, USA.
2010 • Meeting Of Styles, New Jersey, New York, USA.
2010 • Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2010 • Graffik Gallery, London.
2009 • Samson & Delila street art for Royal Swedish Opera House, Sweden.
2009 • Upfest Street Art Festival, Bristol.
2009 • Banksy POW Open Day, London.
2009 • Upfest Gallery, Bristol, UK.
2009 • Black Rat Press, group Show, London, UK.
2009 • Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Soho, London, UK.
2008 • LET’S GO solo show at Kishon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2008 • Urban Art, Club 8, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2007 • Comme il Faux, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2007 • HOME at Legal Action Gallery, Florentine, Israel.
2019 • BMW Mini Cooper
2019 • EUROVISION, Israel. Netta Barzilai Lego street piece.
2018 • Rideback Movie Studios (where they make the LEGO Movies), LA, USA.
2016 • FACEBOOK Head Office, Tel Aviv.
2012 • LEGO Billund, created a Limited Edition Ame72 LEGO Spaceman set.
2019 • Philips - Fundraiser - Wish Foundation, London.
2018 • Sothebys - Fundraiser - Wish Foundation, Israel.
2011 • Matsart Fine Art Auction, Israel.
2010 • Bonhams Urban Art, New Bond Street, London, UK.
2010 • DNFA Urban Contemporary, London, UK.
2009 • DNFA Urban Contemporary, London, UK.
2010 • Tirosh Fine Art Auction, Israel.
2008 • John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctions, Surrey, UK.
PRINT & PRESS
2019 • Jpost, THE MAZE, Guiness World Record
2019 • Haazetz, THE MAZE, Guiness World Record
2019 • BBC News - Lego street art for Hollie
2019 • HBO USA - Ame72 in Port Talbot
2019 • BBC News - Ame72 in Port Talbot Street Art
2014 • Planet Banksy, Published by Michael O’Mara Books, UK.
2011 • The Cult Of Lego book, Published by No-starch press, USA.
2011 • Street Art In Israel, Published by Tel Aviv Museum Of Art, Israel.
2011 • Interview on Juxtapoz.com
2010 • That’s All Folks on the DNFA Auction catalogue cover, UK.
2010 • Featured interview on Wired.com
2009 • Befriend Your Demon, Street Art In Tel Aviv, Laura Cheshin, Israel.
2008 • Untitled Street Art book. Street Art in the counter culture.
2008 • Post Pop Comics Cartoon catalogue cover for The Museum Of Art, Holon, Israel.
2008 • Battle Of Nothing works featured in Time Out Magazine, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2007 • Aliza Olmert & Gail Hareven Street Art book, Written On The Wall.
2002 • Painted mural for front cover for PhoeniXmotion, Scheufelen Premium Papers Ltd.
iTag Graffiti App
Ame designed and created iTag Graffiti, a virtual graffiti app which allows the user to paint on their own mobile or tablet screen.
With over 1 million downloads on ther itunes app store, iTag Graffiti remains one the only dedicated graffiti apps created by an artist.
iTag Graffiti was showcased as part of his huge mural at the ‘Inside Job’ Street Art exhibition at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavillion, Tel Aviv.
iTag Graffiti is free to download on the iTunes App Store.