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