Between here and there


The first part in the ‘Collapsing Sentences’ series. A 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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We walked and talked with the sun for a while. 


3-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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HUH?


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

HUH? - If everything appears upside down at the moment, perhaps it is...

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣“There is only one word in existence that’s the same in every language, and that is the word ‘huh’. By recording segments of informal language from across five continents, a group of linguists revealed that the word ‘HUH’ is the same in 31 different languages, making it the most universally understood term in the world.”


£180 **SOLD OUT 

Each letter measures apx 8 x 10 cm.

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The Swimmer


‘Your skin is a portable ocean’

Layered 4-pulls-of-blue silk-screen print edition at (40 x 40 cm) on hand-pressed Somerset Satin Tubsized 310 gsm archival cotton rag paper. Signed, titled & numbered /30.
 





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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.

*Last 2 remaining.









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Icarus 3000


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

‘Hedgehog Space’ mathematics - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedgehog_space




*a splash.




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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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Too Many Faces


Artwork of oil paint, photographic collage and glass at (19 x 25 cm) Signed, titled & original 1/1.




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Eternity


‘Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.’

Handmade screenprint fine art edition at 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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Escher’s Acid. Escher’s Nightmare.



Handmade 1-colour screenprint edition at (70 x 84 cm) on hand-pressed Light-grey 250gsm archival puur cotton rag paper. Signed, titled & numbered /25. Each piece is uniquely water damaged and distressed.

*As every piece of Escher’s Acid. Escher’s Nightmare. is unique, please understand you will recieve one selected by myself at random. If you wish to choose a specific piece, please email me. Thank you.









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Sleep 


Sculpted wax head, shattered and then photographed. The head was finally reassembled back to it’s original state. Sleep is fragile and temporary.
John Foxx & John Karborn. 2019


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Hello. Goodbye.


Handmade linocut print on A3 (29.7x42mm) archival stock paper edition /10 signed, titled and numbered.



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Pleasure & Beauty - Spraypaint typography etched out by hand with a rusty nail on a concrete london street paving slab. By KARBORN + MOBSTR 2018. Thanks to James Duffy and Josh Jones for commissioning this piece for Retts Syndrome rettuk.org charity auction. £2000 - SOLD



Theatre of Memory
£2500 SOLD



The alleys of your mind.


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



Cutting select sentences from BBC news articles is a good game. MOBSTR n KARBORN 2019. 





A face in oils and leaf.

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




And like this we walked together, framed in orbs of electric light

Finding new ways things can go wrong… The internet smuggled in isolation under the guise of communication. There is a forgiving potential to machines, where memory is nonexistent and technology breaks-down under its own volition. The future doesn’t exist yet because we are endlessly recycling the past in a kind of nostalgic fetish loop. only a copy of a copy of a copy. please restart your computer.  

I grew a garden inside my head...

How I learned to swim through space and time.


The Escape



The birth of the moon and her face. 


Time.


No you don’t.
Formed plastics, foam, lithograph, tissue and marker pen on black mount. Original artwork in handmade frame.