Parallax 2.0 Chess

For his current collaborations with Purling London, Darren John has produced a Chess Set following from his ‘Parallax 2.0’ series of works from late 2017.

This particular piece features a composition made from a close crop from a previous painting, allowing for perfect harmony between the artwork’s forms and the set’s function.

The gold and monochrome work has been applied utilising brush and sea sponge, and is consciously finished with a combination of both sharp and textural edges.

Materials include Boxwood, leather, chrome, lacquer.

Purling London Art Games are individually hand painted by specially commissioned British and international artists and no two sets are the same. Hand-made in London, each Art Chess is a contemporary, one-off and playful centrepiece.

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  • 34 hand-carved, triple-weighted, boxwood chess pieces
  • Professionally lacquered, assembled and hand finished in London, England
  • Individually and uniquely hand-painted by Purling London’s specially commissioned international, contemporary artists
  • Specially hand-painted board finished with deep gloss lacquer, 55cm x 55cm (approx. 22″ x 22″), weight 3kg (6.6 lb)
  • King height 10.2cm (4″), weight 75g (approx. 2.65 oz)
  • Weight of boxed set including pieces and board 6.6kg (approx. 14.6 lb)
  • Purling London branded leather felts
  • Luxury Purling London packaging
  • Unique certificate or chessboard personally signed by the artist
  • Complimentary express global shipping

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