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Darren John

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Nationality  British
Website  www.iamdarrenjohn.com
Known for  Painting
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Full Name  Darren John Reeves
Born  April 28, 1987 (age 29) (1987-04-28) Hampshire, U.K.

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Darren John (born 28 April 1987) is a London-based artist and image-maker whose primary concern as an artist is the value of creative imagination.

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John is one of the lead curators and gallery managers of East London’s Proof Gallery; an independent and artist run gallery founded by The Graffiti Life Company.

John has exhibited extensively since 2009 and had his debut solo show Portal which took place at Proof Gallery London in March 2016. The show featured 6 new painted works embracing the bold, bright colours and forms of childhood creativity whilst exploring the value of the untamed creative spirit.

John is a dedicated skateboarder and has contributed multiple times to the Long Live Southbank campaign to preserve the undercroft skate spot at South bank. One such occasion was representing LLSB at the Royal Academy of Arts, producing artwork inspired by 70s California to coincide with their exhibition of works by Richard Diebenkorn and in particular his Ocean Park series of works.

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Style

John's bold landscape appropriates the iconography of the cartoon with a visual language that aims to channel the mind set of creativity in all its spontaneity. His compositions are meticulous in detail and precise in their construction.

Exhibitions

  • "Pick Me Up" | April 2016 Somerset House, London, UK. Group Show.
  • "Portal" | March 2016 Proof Gallery, London, UK. Solo Show.
  • "Stay Sharp" | March 2016 Station Co., Denver, USA. Group Show.
  • "Fore" | December 2015 The Winemakers Club, London. Group Show.
  • "The Good Boys" | April 2015 Zap Arts Gallery, Liverpool, UK. Group Show.
  • "Same But Different" | August 2014 The Graffiti Life Gallery, London, UK. Two-man Solo Show.
  • References

    Darren John Wikipedia


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