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Darren King

Wollongong, NSW

Darren King is a mixed media artist based in Wollongong on the NSW South Coast. His recent work strives to combine skills gained from Screen-printing, Collage, Painting, Graphic Design and Illustration to create original interesting artworks.

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Artworks: 105


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About Darren King

Darren King is a mixed media artist based near Wollongong on the NSW South Coast. His colourful, chaotic pieces are held in private collections in Australia, as well as internationally.

Trained in Fine Arts, cartooning, illustration, graphic design and screen printing, his work attempts to fuse elements from each of these practices. Recently he has rediscovered collage and now creates a selection of paintings entirely made from recycled paper. Discarded magazines, junk mail, maps, paper bags and old books are all harvested for interesting pieces to create original, vibrant textural artworks.

His subject matter constantly changes but beaches, skulls, faces, and objects are recurring themes, Most pieces are colourful and overloaded with layers, often combining semi transparent elements and using different methods to create fun, busy colourful artwork.

Darren King is heavily influenced by pop culture, music and nostalgia. His art attempts to bring beauty to the everyday, or even revive long forgotten favourites.

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Selected Group Shows

  • 2024 Petite Pieces Art Prize – Aspire Gallery QLD
  • 2023/2024 Smalls – Art Lovers Australia Gallery. VIC
  • 2023 Surface – Art Lovers Australia Gallery. VIC
  • 2023 More Is More – Art Lovers Australia Gallery. VIC
  • 2022 – Gestalt – Art Lovers Australia Gallery – QLD
  • 2022 – Postcodes From The Edge, Wollongong City Art Gallery. NSW
  • 2014 – A.A.A.S Printmakers Exhibition – Bitter Phew, Sydney. NSW
  • 2012 – Dead Rockstar’s, LTD Art Gallery – Seattle U.S.A

Prizes

  • Finalist – Aspire Gallery QLD. Petite Pieces Art Prize 2024
  • Finalist (online) – Lethbridge Landscape Prize 2024
  • Finalist (online) – Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award 2022/2023
  • Finalist – Camberwell Art Show 2022
  • Finalist – Prime TV Art Exhibition 1994
  • 2nd Prize – Berrima District Art Society – Young Artists Painting Prize 1994
  • Highly Commended – Rotary Club Of Bowral/Mittagong – Art Prize 1994
  • Highly Commended – Kiama Art Society – Non Traditional 1994

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