Darren John with his artwork on a container
Darren John with his artwork on a container

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 impossible to ignore.

For his first collaborations with Purling London, Darren John has produced both a Chess Set and a Backgammon set following from two works from his ‘Parallax 2.0’ series of works from late 2017. 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.

Darren John creating his Art Chess set ‘Mono Pro 03’

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
Darren John demonstrates his painting process
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

Darren John London Terrace Mural – Floor Artwork

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, Checkers or Chutes/Snakes & Ladders set specially for you, please get in touch via our Contact Form below.

Darren John work in progress
Darren John‘s work in progress
artist Darren John
Darren John at work
a selection of Darren John artworks
art studio with colourful paintings
Darren John and Simon in the artist’s studio, London