James Ame (Ame72) British 'Artist'
"I grew up playing with LEGO, not watching TV".
I didn't write the following, but it's true....
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).
DOJI CREW NFT COLLECTION
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
2023 • Hastings Museum, UK - 1 April to 18 June
2023 • The Willis Museum, Basingstoke, UK - 5 February to 30 April
2023 • Darts / Doncaster Museum, UK - 1 July to 3 September
2022 • Rugby Museum & Art Gallery, UK.
2021 • Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, UK.
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.
2020 • Art On A Postcard - Dreweatts Auctions, London.
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.
GALLERY EXHIBITION | ART FAIRS | EVENTS
2022 • THE MAZE ON TOUR - (Date and location to be announced).
2020 • Saving Christmas, joint show with JPS, Kultur Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2020 • Keren Bargil - Winter Art, London.
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.
2021 • Designed & painted BMW Mini Cooper art car for launch of electric mini.
2019 • Designed & painted BMW Mini Cooper art car for THE MAZE.
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.
2011 • Redbull Street Elements graffiti exhibit.