John Karborn ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎

  John Karborn (b. 1985, London) is a prototype artist, film-maker and designer. His work takes pleasure in imperfection and feels impulsive, immediate - a deliberate attempt to fashion a dark, experimental and made-on-the-run-just-get-on-with-it kind of pop.

   John’s work represents an instinctive assembly of ‘ordinary’ everyday objects, traditional fine-art techniques, materials coupled with technology. It draws and builds from the rapidly evolving and universal visual ‘language’ in which we are all immersed – animated gifs, film, digital media, photography, glitches, iconography, mythology, architecture, nature, commercial imagery, the bizarre under-belly of the internet and man machine art. 

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Fine-Art Mixed-Media Head Sculptures ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎

Oil Paint Gold Print Paper Glass


Deconstructed portraits built from a variety of photographic, fine-art and found materials. Each of the heads floats invisibly in deep hand-made box frames and exists both as fine-art prints and original artworks.


Artist giclee print editions on cotton-rag paper, signed & numbered are available at standard A2 size (420 x 594 mm) and huge prints at A0+ size (850 x 1200 mm) 

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Theatre of Memory

Red Automatic

Royal Nude

She’s a Liquid

Blue Metalhead

Light Beam Michelangelo 31

Love & Factory

‘Cinema-Dream’ Montage Film Commissioned by The New York Times ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎

Light is Calling


Film comissioned by the New York Times about light, life and death.

Music by Michael Gordon
Article by Mark Vanhoenacker

Many thanks to Alexandra Zsigmond and Peter Catapano at the New York Times.

‘Oeil de cinéaste, regard d'artiste, vision de poète et la lumière qui traverse les paupières fermées du rêveur.’

‘The eye of a filmmaker, an artist's consideration, the vision of a poet and the light that passes through the closed eyelids of the dreamer.’
-David Heymann

Black and White Lo-fi Silkscreen Artworks ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎

She Dreams Sisyphus


An ever expanding series of monochromatic artworks on eternity, distance, potential and the human form. 

Silkscreen Prints

Hand-printed silkscreen fine art editions at B2 size (56 x 76cm) on hand-pressed rough-edged cotton rag paper, signed & numbered /100

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It’s Full of Stars

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She Dreams Sisyphus