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John p. Langton

LINO PRINT ARTIST

 
 

 
 

John p. langton

 
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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.

 

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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

Tom Hazelmyer.

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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.

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Where will John P Langton’s work be in five years? Out of his price range he says...with his trademark grin.

 
 
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