As an artist, Dar’s extraordinary technique of creating images from an intricate build up of geometric, organic shapes interlaced together like notes creating a musical rhythm, sets him apart. For Dar, offering audiences a new perspective is an integral part of his work, by providing experiences that connect the eyes with the music of the matter in a visual form, linking the sound and visual hemispheres of the brain, and allowing for an interactive imaginary experience that allows the observer to see with new eyes. In addition to the signature style prominent in his illustration works, Dar works with a range of techniques including action painting (an effective combination of martial art and dance) in both his body art and painting works.
Dar opened the Johny Dar gallery in Berlin in October 2014, showcasing a diverse selection of art, fashion and installation pieces. The Queen of Pearls - an extraordinary crystallized sculpture made from more than 300,000 hand placed pearls - was exhibited there in 2015. Other featured exhibits include the Horse Whispers exhibition - an art and photography series featuring a Arabian stallion hand-painted by Dar, which was also exhibited at the MOCA in Beijing, and the Perfect Moments series.
International exhibitions in recent years include Tuuli by Dar, at Rankin’s ANNROY gallery in London, and the Jeans For Refugees collection at the Saatchi Gallery, London, which was also showcased in Milan, New York, Berlin and Bahrain. Another collection of Dar’s paintings titled the Paradise series was showcased at the Saatchi Gallery, and the Ocean series shown in Berlin and at Saatchi in London, since 2014.
Upcoming 2018 exhibits include shows in London (Horse Whispers), Berlin and Munich. During 2018 partnerships with art agents will secure design and interior design projects for buildings, apartments, hotels and private clients.
‘A whirlwind of creative energy and passion’ - David Yarrow
‘A very talented and successful artist’ - The Catto Gallery
‘Incredible, such an amazing variety’ - 508 Gallery
‘Passion, integrity, unique style…. an imaginary world that exists on the border between reality and fantasy… the supernatural meets the realistic.’ - Drome Magazine