DON JOHN

Copenhagen / Denmark

Hailing from the Danish island of Funen, Kopenhagen based artist Don John is known for creating memorable artworks, mainly depicting transforming people, animals and nature. Using a mix of thick, black marker lines and a patchwork of black, ink-like, spots he creates rohrschach looking visuals that turn the flat surface they are on into multi-layered facades. Don John’s work was first featured as part of the 2014 URBAN NATION ONE WALL campaign, with him being one oft he first international artists to join the project. […]

Biography / DON JOHN

Hailing from the Danish island of Funen, Kopenhagen based artist Don John is known for creating memorable artworks, mainly depicting transforming people, animals and nature. Using a mix of thick, black marker lines and a patchwork of black, ink-like, spots he creates rohrschach looking visuals that turn the flat surface they are on into multi-layered facades. Don John’s work was first featured as part of the 2014 URBAN NATION ONE WALL campaign, with him being one oft he first international artists to join the project.

What makes Don John’s work so special is what he calls a „paradoxical relationship between civilization and nature“, often morphing animals and humans into a state of coexistence. The intertwining designs question the reality we assume to be true and will make the viewer want to look twice to understand the artwork as a whole. By doing so he wants to stimulate the thoughts and emotions oft the viewer while shattering the greyness oft he city and every day life.

Among other cities like Reykjavik, New York and Georgetown, Malaysia a sample of his outstanding work and part oft he ONE WALL project can be found at Mehringdamm 29, Berlin.

Featured on Urban Nation / DON JOHN

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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and

Art Map / DON JOHN

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