Darren John is inspired by the enriching experience of connection created through the process of listening to vinyl.
"As children we engage with making pictures the same as we engage with music. We’re not motivated by whether it’s going to be GOOD or BAD.. We just do it and it feels awesome.
We express a direct relationship through the acts themselves. We paint energetically, we play without over thinking and we move to the beat as we feel it, without necessarily learning any moves or how to play.
Music and painting, for me, share many wonderful traits. This new artwork, ’Better on Wax’ combines an appreciation of the present with a gratitude and respect to the past. Paying homage to tradition is a humbling and collaborative approach to paving new roads to the future. May the many pressings on vinyl continue, so that future crate diggers can experience the same joys of discovery that we all relish and love!" Darren John