John Karborn ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎

  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 fashion a dark, timeless, 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 and materials coupled with both emerging and archaic technologies. He draws and builds on the rapidly evolving and universal visual ‘language’ in which we are all immersed – animated gifs, film, digital media, advertising, photography, glitches, iconography, mythology, architecture, nature, commercial imagery, the bizarre under-belly of the internet... All this he uses to produce a poetic narrative of the sublime and unpredictable world around us. 

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



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

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


Through The Noise

Dot and Dash Head

Shifting Stairway

‘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

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

Oil Paint Gold Print Paper Glass


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.


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

Love & Factory

Light Beam Michelangelo 31
Untrained, Instinctive and Feral