John Atherton

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John Atherton in His Studio ©Jenny Lewis


Born in 1977 in Glasgow, Scotland, John Atherton graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1999. He currently lives and works in London and Sweden and will studying at The Royal College of Art from September 2017.

John Atherton’s artwork is predominantly in mixed media on paper. It is an amalgamation of computer design, screen printing and painting. He also uses gold leaf, various foils, collaged papers and spray paint. Atherton constructs and develops his own distinctive iconography by bringing together disparate (and sometimes conflicting) visual ideas and subject matter within the same artwork. Industrial and natural, modern and historical, literal and abstract, objective and subjective, perceptual and conceptual.

Cover image of John Atherton was taken by: by Jenny Lewis.