London artist.
evidence of time travel 

many different things built in many different ways. 

NFT
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2001 - 2022


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The Alleys of Your Mind


42 x 49.7 cm

Single colour silkscreen print on Somerset Satin Tubsized 310gsm archival cotton rag - signed, titled and editioned by the artist /33 only. Handmade in London, shipping worldwide.

Artwork drawn directly onto the machines - pixel painting x pointillism x digital/analogue CRT-TRINITRON hybrid.




Cybotron - Alleys of Your Mind (1981 USA) - a brilliant rework of - Ultravox - Mr X (1980 UK)

The composition based in part on Saul Bass psychology textbook illustrations circa 1980s?

Cybotron recuts Ultravox and Karborn recuts Saul Bass in painted pixels. Thank you + acknowledgements to Cybotron. Saul Bass. Ultravox. John Foxx.

built with Lucie @ H E X in LONDON 2022. 




1/1 ‘Alleys of Your Mind’ NFT
taken eternally into the ether by @ArtOnInternet 



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Night & Day...


thoughts and dreams shine out of your eyes as moonlight and sunbeams.

31 x 52.5 cm

Handmade silkscreen true-grain artwork gilded with real 23.5 karat red-gold leaf on superior black Somerset Satin 280gsm archival cotton rag. Signed, titled and numbered by the artist edition /33 only.
Shipping worldwide.




The artwork is drawn with a wax crayon directly onto true-grain draughting film. This film is then used to expose the silk-screens for pulling the prints - resulting in a truly naturalistic, detailed handmade fine-art edition.

built with Lucie @ HEX in london





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Impossible Anything Anytime


The Chaos Engine /
The Universe Outside The Body. 2021. 

59.4 x 42cm (A2)

Handmade true-grain single colour silkscreen print on superior black Somerset Satin 280gsm archival cotton rag. Signed, titled and numbered edition /50 only.




The artwork is drawn with a wax crayon directly onto true-grain draughting film. This film is then used to directly expose the silk-screens for screen-printing - resulting in a truly naturalistic, and totally analogue (no computers), brilliantly detailed handmade fine-art silkscreen print.

built with Lucie @ HEX in london






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It’s Full of Stars


re-interpretation of Schinkels 1847 artwork-illustration ‘the magic flute’ / "Königin der Nacht". reworked masterfully from original hand-painted plates - scanned at very high resolution.

     
    The idea flew right out of my mind in an instant - projected the 0.000010561 of a mile to my eyes and a farther 0.000022990 of a mile to the tip of my nose...

    It then soared up and out 30,444 miles - right to the very edge of the Earth's stratosphere...

    At the speed of thought, it travelled 9,639,563,280 miles beyond the Earth's stratosphere and past Pluto, to the outer-limits of our solar system...


 
    A farther 5,584,694,104,524,427,000 and then out into deep space before exiting at the edge of our galaxy; The Milky Way...

    Burning very brightly now and white-hot it arrives 273,349,241,357,280,005,062,656 miles beyond the edge of our galaxy and at the far edge of the known Universe - where it finally settles...

    It is here that a thought may remain indefinitely, glowing as brightly as a star and waiting for others to join it, all glimmering together at the very edge of the Universe.


    ‘It’s Full of Stars’
     by karborn


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The day the stars fell from the sky


59.4 x 42cm

A collage of a collage - Max Ernst’s 1934 cutup art-book ‘Une Semaine de Bonte’ reassembled + layered w/ many other original plates and etchings I collected - worked down onto layers of true-grain draughting film, bearing my fingerprints etc from inking and pasting.

built with Lucie @ HEX in london






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AND ON


110 x 170 cm

Collaboration by KARBORN + MOBSTR.

Large single colour silkscreen edition(s) on mirror glass. Available in RED or BLACK.

Signed and numbered edition /8.  
Artwork in handmade frame by the artists.

Available with either a BLACK or WHITE frame -  as desired.

Shipping worldwide in bespoke wooden crates. 


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A Practical Guide to Walking Through Walls


24-page newspaper-print art zine


29 x 39 cm

Signed & numbered /300 





A portable guide to reality bending.

All the secrets of the world are inside - guaranteed! 24/7 access. Level 11. Call me (uk) 0795076316?  :) ;) :) #lofichaosartportaldreamsanytimeanyplaceevidencelondonundergroundfutureworldwideouterspaceinnerspace2222hahaha!

22 artworks at (29 x 39 cm) economically printed on ‘tabloid’ format newspaper. Signed and numbered. Printed in England. shipping worldwide.

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- Double-page spread of hand-stamped ink artworks in the centre of the zine. Unique to each edition.



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London 2050

A city underwater

50 x 50 cm signed and titled screenprint edition /50.

6 layer handmade screenprint on heavyweight superior white Somerset Satin 410gsm archival cotton rag.


£25 from each artwork sold is donated directly to www.climateemergencyfund.org






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The Question Mark


A collaborative anti-gravity sculpture by MOBSTR + KARBORN.

Hand-made by the artists from a unique concrete composite, available in both raw concrete, or finished with ‘floated’ pigment - true International Klein Blue. 

‘International Klein Blue uses an completely matte, synthetic resin binder which suspends the color and allows the pigment to maintain as much of its original qualities and intensity of color as possible.’

The figure may be placed almost anywhere on the sculpture, upside-down or even side-ways. 

Signed & numbered Edition /20.
24 x 15 x 11cm.

*raw concrete edition vary from piece to piece.


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The Dancer


T-shirts and Jungle mixtape collaboration by Sully + Karborn.


T-Shirts **


100% organic fair-trade cotton unisex t-shirts.
Artwork screen-printed by hand on reverse in London.
Black t-shirt tricolour print /
White t-shirt red print.
Includes selected unmixed .WAV music downloads by Sully.
Shipping worldwide. Edition of /60 only.


BLACK T-Shirt
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WHITE T-Shirt
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Audio Cassette **


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Hand-stamped 28 mins audio artwork cassette.
Unreleased Sully productions / remixes.
Originally aired by Sherelle on BBC Radio 1 27/04/20.
Includes selected unmixed .WAV music downloads.   
Shipping worldwide. Edition of /50 only signed by the artists.


DANCE DOWN THE DEVILS. 2020.



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Fibonacci’s Dance


⁣76 x 31cm. ⁣⁣Serigraphy and 23.5 karat red gold leaf on handmade Somerset Velvet Black 280gsm archival cotton rag paper. Signed titled numbered edition /34.The lowest edge of the paper is deckled and untrimmed.

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We walked and talked with the sun for a while 


4-colour screenprint edition at (750 x 350 mm) on hand-pressed Somerset Newsprint 250gsm archival cotton rag paper. Signed, titled & numbered /25. The lowest edge of the paper is deckled and untrimmed.

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Icarus 3000


4-colour screenprint edition at (750 x 750 mm) on hand-pressed Somerset Newsprint 250gsm archival cotton rag paper. Signed, titled & numbered /100.


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Europe Ozymandias


‘Any group, any civilisation, any world that did not run to seize the future and shape it was doomed to dust away, to become the past.’

‘My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.’

handmade screenprint fine art edition (56 x 76 cm) on hand-pressed Somerset Velvet 250gsm archival rough-edged cotton rag paper. matte charcoal ink. Signed, titled & numbered /100.




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Between here and there


‘Collapsing Sentences’ collaboration between Mobstr and Karborn.

Spray paint and emulsion paint on wood 40 x 40cm. Edition /20 signed numbered and titled by the artists.

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HUH?


Anti-gravity and adaptable mixed-media sculpture edition by MOBSTR & KARBORN. Edition /10 only. 

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Each letter measures apx 8 x 10 cm.



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Icarus ☵


Handmade 3-colour screenprint edition at (750 x 750 mm) on Somerset Velvet Black 280gsm archival cotton rag paper. Each piece is guilded with genuine 23.5 karat red gold leaf. Signed, titled & numbered /6 with /4 artist proofs.

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We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.




A face in oils and leaf.

To arrive back where we started and to really know that place for the first time


‘Sleep’
Sculpted wax head, shattered and reassembled to it’s original state. Sleep is fragile and temporary. John Foxx & John Karborn. 2019



No you don’t.
Formed plastics, foam, lithograph, tissue and marker pen on black mount.











Portrait Automatic


A collection of deconstructed, gravity-defying portrait sculptures - built from traditional fine-art materials, found objects and rubbish collected from the streets of London.

Each artwork is composed and assembled directly onto an A3 scanner and captured in a single exposure in other-worldly detail and resolution.

Once captured, the composition is broken down - and so exists only momentarily IRL before traversing eternally into the machine ether… Inspired conceptually in part by Metzger’s "Machine, Auto-Creative and Auto-Destructive Art" (1960s) as well as Jean Tinguely ‘Métamatic’ artworks (1950’s).

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

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 - £150

(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 - £150

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100

Blue Metalhead

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

A2 - £150

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100



Love & Factory

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

A2 - £150

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100

Light Beam Michelangelo 31

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

A2 - £150

(420 x 594 mm)
Edition /100

Untrained, Instinctive and Feral