John Karborn (b. 1985, London) is a prototype artist, designer and film-maker. His work takes pleasure in imperfection and immediacy - a deliberate attempt to produce a wild and wonderful made-on-the-run-just-get-on-with-it-kind-of-art. He produces silk-screen and risograph prints, mixed media scuptural collaged portraits, huge silk artworks, ‘intellectual-montage’ cinema and photographs.


   John’s work represents an instinctive assembly of ‘ordinary’ everyday objects, traditional fine-art techniques and materials coupled with both emerging and archaic technologies. 



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UK (+44)(0)7950763167
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Mark

Black and White Lo-fi Silkscreen & Risograph Graphic Artworks ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎


Eternity



About

An ever expanding series of monochromatic artworks on eternity, distance and desire.

“That is where my dearest and brightest dreams have ranged — to hear for the duration of a heartbeat the universe and the totality of life in its mysterious, innate harmony.”
― Hermann Hesse

It’s Full of Stars

Hand-printed silkscreen fine art edition at B2 size (500 x 707 mm) on hand-pressed Somerset archival rough-edged cotton rag paper, signed, titled & numbered /100.





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Hand-printed silkscreen fine art edition at B2 size (500 x 707 mm) on hand-pressed Somerset archival rough-edged cotton rag paper, signed, titled & numbered /100.


She Dreams Sisyphus

Hand-printed silkscreen fine art edition at B2 size (500 x 707 mm) on hand-pressed Somerset archival rough-edged cotton rag paper, signed, titled & numbered /100.


Eternity 

*Silkscreen print coming soon.


Walking Man

*Risograph print coming soon.

Europe Ozymandias

Hand-printed Risograph fine art edition at A3 size (297 x 420 mm) on mid-weight paper stock, signed & numbered /25.


How I Learned to Fall into an Infinite Abyss Whilst Standing Perfectly Still

*Risograph print coming soon.


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


Light is Calling



About

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

Music by Michael Gordon
Film by KARBORN
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


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


Oil Paint Gold Print Paper Glass



About

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

Contact / Order

john@karborn.com
Theatre of Memory

Archival Giclée fine-art print edition on German Etching Cotton-rag paper, signed, titled & numbered.

A2 - £80

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100

A0 - £250

(841 x 1189 mm)
Edition /25

Red Automatic III

Archival Giclée fine-art print edition on German Etching Cotton-rag paper, signed, titled & numbered.

A2 - £80

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100



Royal Nude

Archival Giclée fine-art print edition on German Etching Cotton-rag paper, signed, titled & numbered.

A2 - £80

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100

She’s a Liquid

Archival Giclée fine-art print edition on German Etching Cotton-rag paper, signed, titled & numbered.

A2 - £80

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100
Blue Metalhead

Archival Giclée fine-art print edition on German Etching Cotton-rag paper, signed, titled & numbered.

A2 - £80

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100



Love & Factory

Archival Giclée fine-art print edition on German Etching Cotton-rag paper, signed, titled & numbered. 

A2 - £80

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100

A0 - £250

(841 x 1189 mm)
Edition /25
Light Beam Michelangelo 31

Archival Giclée fine-art print edition on German Etching Cotton-rag paper, signed, titled & numbered.

A2 - £80

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100

Untrained, Instinctive and Feral