JOHN CARONIS

JOHN CARONIS

An artist with an inherent, genuine punk rock aesthetic and revolutionary creative sensibilities.

Classically trained, having studied Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art & Design in England and subsequently living, working and exhibiting in London and Berlin, he is currently based in Athens, Greece. He has transcended the creative norms by developing his own technique, ‘Layered Markers’, manifesting viscerally evocative pieces that tread a fine line between brutality and childlike innocence. His influences span across a diverse range of masters and one can detect in his oeuvre equal doses of rawness, structure, street spirit, playfulness and a simultaneously joyous and melancholy colour palette.

He has had several personal exhibits in London, Berlin, Athens and Mykonos.

Having worked for 16 years on a range of diverse surfaces from canvas to wood and plexiglass, at the moment he is exploring structured abstraction, using layers of oil based markers on crocodile patent leather to bring ‘The Illusion of Explanatory Depth’, his latest vision, to life in a series of paintings that evoke esoteric, archetypal imagery in a visually linguistic style that can best be described as primitive graffiti