4me4you visits Proof Gallery, which featured DARREN JOHN – “PORTAL”
Proof Gallery..Darren John’s primary concern as an artist is the value of creative imagination and it’s suppression in everyday life.
“All children tend to paint and they do so fearlessly. They express naturally a direct relationship with their imagination through paint, and in doing so express a direct relationship with the medium of painting itself”.
For John, this purity of expression is the highest achievement of art and it places his aesthetic in direct opposition to those who can accept any manifestation of elitism in art and culture. John’s work embraces the bold, bright colours and forms of childhood creativity – vibrant imagery that is universally recognizable and impossible to ignore.