John p. langton
John P. Langton is a skateboarder, printer,
occasional musical collaborator and class clown.
Active in the Portsmouth music scene in the late 80's to mid 90's,
both as a band member and guitar builder.
After dropping out of his graphics course in 1992
John moved to London where he currently lives
and skates in Crystal Palace.
John drew as a child,
really bad comics and sci-fi subjects mainly,
but concentrated on music for most of his life,
both recording music and building custom guitars,
until his return to art in 2016
after seeing The Color of Noise documentary
and being inspired by the lino-cuts of
Although the preparatory work
for John’s lino-prints are done digitally,
it’s lo-fi, unpredictability of the reproductive process
that draws John to the process.
It’s this unpredictability, mixed with puns,
bad poetry, corny jokes, a healthy dash of the punk DIY ethic,
and the constant appropriation and adaptation
of the skateboard scene,
that gives John’s work it’s approachable and irreverent
style that perfectly reflects his personality.