John Harland

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ARTIST INFORMATION


'My first impression of John Harland's paintings at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford is of early Hockney but with bolder colour. Like Hockney's pop art paintings of the 1960's Harland exploits the visual rhetoric of graffiti. The graffiti in these works seems childlike, lending them a naive air. To the artist they are abstract memories in which he repeats motifs in vivid and vibrant colours.'
- The Royal Academy Magazine

Born in 1959 to an army family, John Harland spent a great deal of his youth abroad, spending a considerable amount time in Singapore and Germany. John graduated from University of Bath with a degree in Architecture, yet was constantly painting. He spent time working for a framer, where he learned many of the techniques that he uses today in his hand-carved “tramp” frames. The Royal Academy Magazine labelled John a “painter’s painter”, with his naïve graffiti-like works exhibiting a unique maturity and understanding of colour and form that are anything but child-like.

John has operated out of studios in Scotland and Cornwall, and currently works out of Bath. His works have been featured in many collections, including an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. He has been featured in many mixed exhibitions at Edgar Modern, as well as in many international art fairs. His paintings are held in collections worldwide, including America and Europe.


Associated Exhibitions

London Art Fair 2018
17 January - 21 January, 2018
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AAF Battersea
18 October - 22 October, 2017
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AAF Battersea, Stand H7.

19 October - 23 October, 2016
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AAF Battersea
Join EM for the Autumn edition of the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park.
21 October - 25 October, 2015
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AAF New York City
EM returns for another edition of AAF NYC.
10 September - 13 September, 2015
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AAF Hampstead
Join Edgar Modern in June on Hampstead Heath at stand H7.
11 June - 14 June, 2015
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Vigil to the Unnamed Father
6 December, 2014 - 6 January, 2015
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AAF Battersea, Autumn Edition
Visit EM at Stand H8.
23 October - 26 October, 2014
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AAF New York City
Visit us at Stand A19
24 September - 29 September, 2014
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AAF Hampstead
Join us on Stand H7
12 June - 15 June, 2014
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Figurative Journeys
2 May - 31 May, 2014
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Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead 2013
Stand H7
13 June - 16 June, 2013
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SPRING SHOW
20 April - 11 May, 2013
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New Collection - 2013
Showcasing new work by gallery artists
26 February - 29 March, 2013
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Heads & Tails
10 January - 24 January, 2013
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