Through the medium of drawing, James Pyman investigates how identity is defined by circumstance, geography and popular culture. He presents his work within both historical and contemporary frameworks, often in relation to genre fiction, children’s illustration and other graphic and narrative forms. This compendium of childlike interests and adolescent pursuits is used as a vocabulary to communicate the complexity of society. Personal influences are taken from their initial source and set in other eras and locations. In this way the work connects autobiography with contemporary socio-political and cultural occurrences.