|James Lynch was born and grew up in Reservoir a 1950’s northern suburb of Melbourne. He never really knew what he wanted to do but studied fine art painting at the Victorian College of the Arts where he now sometimes teaches. He works across various media including drawing, installation, painting and animation. He is a member of the collaborative group Damp, rubik (a curatorial and publishing project), TCB gallery and is a contributing editor of Natural Selection (www.naturalselection.org.nz). His early work frequently used painted and hand-drawn trompe l’oeil effects to emphasize the constructed nature of our everyday lives and fantasies. Most recently he has created a series of artworks and animations based on a real collection of people’s dreams in which he has appeared. His work mediates our often conflicted and ambivalent relationships with the other. His work is held in private collections in Belgium, Italy, Los Angeles, Mexico, Netherlands, Paris, Sweden and Australia. He is represented by Uplands Gallery Melbourne, Mori Gallery Sydney and Galerie Frank Paris.