JPS is a uk born street artist, gifted at art from a very young age. He done well at school with it and went onto college but after a few issues and the murders of two of his closest friends he dropped out of college and slipped into a path of drink and drug addiction.
This lasted for 12 years and he was homeless several times during this period, in 2009 (aged 32) a friend took him to see Banksy museum show in Bristol. It was a huge moment and one that would create JPS, he was completely blown away by the show but it also made him realise how he’d thrown his own talent away. It was the wake up call needed!
He went to therapy and drug treatment and moved back to his mums and began self teaching and putting pieces on the streets of Weston super mare determined not to be a banksy clone JPS tends to enjoy word play and pop culture and site specific pieces. Since he began in 2009 he’s had several works go viral, solo exhibitions in Bristol, Utsira (Norway) and New York and his work has adorned the walls of the Tate in London and been used in TV commercials.