Darren John in his studio
Darren John at work in his studio
The creation of Darren John’s Purling ‘Mono Pro 03’

Darren John is a London-based studio and street-artist known for his bold, visceral paintings that explore and celebrate the untamed creative spirit. John’s work embraces the bright colours and forms of childhood creativity – vibrant imagery that is universally recognisable and creates an impact.

For his first collaborations with us, Darren John produced both a Chess Set and a Backgammon set, which were based on two paintings from his ‘Parallax 2.0’ series of works. These particular games feature compositions made from a close crop from a previous painting, allowing for perfect harmony between the artwork’s forms and the set’s function. The work has been applied utilising brush and sea sponge, and is consciously finished with a combination of both sharp and textural edges.

For his latest work, Darren John has produced the first in his ‘Mono Pro 03’ series. This is a one off composition, using a monochromatic colour palette of black and white, with a touch of metallic silver and incorporating the artist’s many different painting techniques and characteristic artistic motifs.

Darren John Mono 03
Darren John Art Chess set ‘Mono Pro 03
Art Chess by Darren John ‘Parallax 2.2′
Darren John demonstrates his painting process
Darren John creating his Art Chess sets
handpainted black white and gold backgammon set by Darren John
Art Backgammon by Darren John ‘Parallax 2.0’

For more information about Darren John visit: www.iamdarrenjohn.com

We are delighted to be able to offer a bespoke service for our Art games. If you would like to enquire further about commissioning Darren John to create a unique hand-painted Art Chess, Backgammon or Checkers set specially for you, please get in touch via our Contact Form below.

Art Chess by Darren John ‘Parallax Intervention 5.0’
Art Chess by Darren John ‘Parallax Intervention 5.0’
Darren John work in progress
Darren John‘s work in progress
artist Darren John
Darren John at work
'Parallax 204 (Gold)' and 'Parallax 205 (Gold)' by Darren John
Canvas paintings by Darren John
art studio with colourful paintings
Darren John and Simon in the artist’s studio, London