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The James Roper 'Rapture' Series Blends Religion and 'Sin'

 - Jun 29, 2011
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The James Roper 'Rapture' series highlights the contrasting duality between social and religious behavior and mines it for art and discussion.

The James Roper 'Rapture' series is another accomplishment for the Manchester, England based illustrator. The 29-year-old artist began his career after graduating from the Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Fine Art. His work has been exhibited all over the world, including Spain, Italy and the United States.

In the James Roper 'Rapture' series, Roper juxtaposes the fast-paced world of 'sin' with religion, using female adult film stars to represent sin and the colorful rapture explosion to represent religion.

"The use of porn stars [is] the vehicle for the expression of this 'spiritual' emotion, the shedding of carnal bodies giving way to an abstract purity beneath," he writes on Behance.

Featured in the James Roper 'Rapture' series are adult film actresses: Jenna Jameson, Nikki Benz, Jessica Jaymes, Shyla Stylez, Puma Swede, and Sophia Rossi, amongst others.

James Roper's work as most recently exhibited at the Jousha Liner Gallery in New York City, this past May.