John Kilburn

‘He was as tall as a 6 foot 3 inch tree’ – Jack Bross.

 John spends a great deal of time worrying about consciousness, the absurd and why we seem to find it all so funny. The rest of the time he spends drawing pictures, cutting things out and sticking things together. Occasionally he does all of these things at the same time, which makes him laugh, almost uncontrollably and sometimes for several hours.

John finds it useful to engage with formal practice and structures such as typography, screen printing, paper engineering and prose as these create a playground for his expressive and cartoonish tendencies whilst preventing them from running wild and possibly getting into trouble. In the event that these tendencies do escape it can be a long and tedious expedition to get them all back in the pen with the door firmly shut.

John Dunbar Kilburn

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