Darren John Profile

About Darren John

Bright, visceral and overflowing with curious inhabitants, Darren John’s work is a portal into an intoxicating realm; a shared experience between artist and viewer, John’s work channels the creative spirit in us all. He sweeps aside distinctions of high art and low art to create an unfettered visual language that is as welcoming as it is mischievous, as playful as it is bizarre.

Radiating an aura of ceaseless mystery, John’s compositions assert the technical skill of the craftsman – as meticulous in their detail as they are precise in their construction. John’s bold landscape appropriates the iconography of the cartoon and is at once familiar yet ruthlessly absurd, universal yet endlessly enigmatic.

Anti-elitist by nature, John’s work claims the territory of the pure and untamed imagination. His imagery is knowingly deployed to stimulate, to disorientate and to fascinate his audience. John invites us to leave our dimension behind and join him on his quest for unbound creative liberty and limitless imaginative freedom.

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Currently showing

‘Christmas Bizarre’ – Group show at Well Hung London, UK.
Showing till 23rd Dec.

‘Parallel’ – Solo presentation at PROOF, London UK.

Past shows


‘SAVE YOUR SELVES’Stour Space, Hackney Wick, London UK.
Group Show
‘Parallel’Moniker Art Fair – Supported by PROOF, London, UK
Solo Presentation
‘Parallel’Boxpark, London, UK
Solo show
‘Parallel’Upstairs Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Solo show
‘Pick Me Up’ – Somerset House / GreyJam Press, London, UK
Group print show
‘Portal’ – PROOF, London, UK
Solo show
‘Stay Sharp’ – Station, Denver, USA
Group show


‘FORE’ – The Winemakers Club, Farringdon, London
Group show
‘Tears for Murphy’ – Doomed Gallery, London
Group show
‘Loser Unit’ – UP Gallery, Perth, Australia
Group show
‘Interior Exterior’ – Square & Friends, QLD, Australia
Group show
‘The Good Boys’ – Liverpool
Group show
‘Clocks’ – London
Group show


‘Affordable Art Grotto’ – London
Group show
‘Ich Bin In Berlin’ – Berlin, Germany
Group Show
‘Livestyles’ – Cork, Ireland
Group show
‘Little Dudes’ – Berlin, Germany
Group show
‘Same But Different’ – London
2 man solo show
‘London’ – London
Group show
‘Superheroes’ – London
Group show
‘The Graffiti Life Pop-up Gallery’ – Berlin, Germany
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‘The Advent Show’ – London
Group show
‘The Sketchbook Show’ – London
Group show
‘Graffiti Life Presents..’ – London
Group show
‘Food 4 Good’ – The Barbican Centre, London
Group show
‘Graft’ – Bristol
Group print show


2012 and prior

‘Hobsons Choice’ – 2012 – Birmingham
‘Character Totem’ – 2011 – Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin
‘BlowCreates’ – 2011 – Zellig, Birmingham
‘Dreamboat’ – 2011 – Start The Bus, Bristol
‘Coppelia’ – 2011 – Birmingham
‘Decked’ – 2010 – Coningsby Gallery, London
‘Versus’ – 2010 – Start The Bus, Bristol
‘Not my type’ – 2010 – Birmingham
‘Line Steppers’ – 2009 – Jibbering Art, Birmingham
‘I am Your Barber’ – 2009 – Casa de Brujas, Liverpool
‘Losloh Bros’ – 2009 – Graffik, London
‘Decked’ – 2009 – Stolen Space, London
‘Board Art’ – 2009 – Reebok Lounge, London