Don John (b 1981, Denmark), is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen.
His works of art mainly depict transforming animals, people, nature and civilizations. The motives create exciting stories about certain culturally bound ideas, and with the beautiful mix of darkness, fragility and innocence, the paintings most of all resemble dreams.
"My attention with my art is to stimulate the thoughts and emotions of the viewer, and to shatter the greyness of the city and everyday life."
I want to create pieces that communicate with the individual and the surroundings it is placed in. Nature’s ability to adapt and find ingenious ways to survive and transform itself is what inspires me. I am fascinated by the paradoxical relationship between civilization and nature. I combine human and animals in coexistence and examine how our behavior affects one another I work both on the streets and on galleries and museums. I enjoy the opportunities and challenges that lies in working both outside and inside, and illegally and legally."