In June 2011 Naive John declared the avant-garde to be exhausted; today he claims he IS the avant-garde! Exquisitely crafted and conceptually robust, he uses both traditional oil paint and cutting-edge technologies to create painstakingly detailed photorealistic images of things which are not real.
His last and most famous painting - The Chav-ant Garde - was commissioned by the influential collector David Roberts for his art foundation in London where it hangs next to works by the Chapman Brothers. A large scale group portrait of the artist's dysfunctional family, it uses the Teletubbies as stand-ins for the artist's family members.
The Other detail
The Chav-ant Garde
The Chav-ant Garde detail