John Tsombikos AKA BORF, Rothko's Modern Life (Seven)

100 cm x 80 cm
Archival pigment print with gloss varnish on Somerset White Satin 330gsm paper
signed and numbered by the artist

John Tsombikos AKA BORF

26 year-old John Tsombikos, also known as BORF, is perhaps the most compelling figure emerging from the world of street art today. While John's work rages with alienation, it's tempered by gentle humour, romantic imagery and a sensitive, realist painting style. His handful of exhibitions have dealt in contrast. Burning cars are depicted in lavish oils. Paintings of alienated rail commuters are shown next to canvases depicting balaclava'd youth vandalising train yards. Rothko homages are interwoven with graffiti tags (perhaps inspiring Wlodzimierz Umaniec's defacing of an original Rothko at London's Tate Modern). While some of us can be instantly suspicious...
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