Darren King

Darren King

Darren King

  • Biography

    Darren King is a contemporary painter, printmaker, illustrator, and graphic designer based near Wollongong on the NSW South Coast. Since 2010 Darren’s focus has been honing his skills specifically in the fields of painting. collage and screen printing.

    Having worked professionally as a graphic designer, screen printer and illustrator for the past 20+ years, his recent work seeks to utilise skills learnt from each individual practice. Often combining elements from various methods to produce brightly coloured, vibrant chaotic art pieces. Whilst the focus of many recent pieces revolves around ideals of beauty, urban decay and advertising, most works are loaded with pop culture references, dark humour, and song lyrics. As he grew up in its shadow, The Illawarra Escarpment also often makes an appearance in his art. Darren has been fortunate to have worked with some outstanding graphic designers/artists, and their guidance and expertise has also influenced his attention to detail.

    Recent mixed media pieces contain screen printed elements printed directly onto canvas or board then painted and assaulted with colour. Various screen-printed methods are used throughout his art. Screen printed transfers or metallic foils pressed directly onto the art, or the use of transparent print layers to create additional visual depth and texture. Limited edition screen prints are all printed by the artist by hand on site at his Wollongong studio.

    Darren’s early art school days were heavily influenced by German expressionism, but these days he is more influenced by Mucha, Schiele, pop art, street art and punk rock aesthetics.

    Darren has won several awards and has been in multiple group exhibitions. He has sold his fine art to numerous private collectors in Australia and worldwide.

    His recent work is available through Bluethumb Artist Online Gallery where he is a featured artist and also at Arts Lovers Australia online.

  • Website

    darrenkingart.com

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Darren King

Crimson
61 x 51 cm Collage, acrylic and gouache on canvas. $890.00