This body of work. They begin as playful, organic experiments but over time become a sincere investment of time and love, and energy. I pour out my range of influences through all types of media: acrylic, gouache, aerosol, pencil, crayon, marker, ink, gold leaf etc.
“JRM Desktop 9″
Created and exhibited as part of the “Grandly Grimey” solo exhibition at Westbank Gallery, London, 2016.
Ballpoint pen, other pens, markers, paints, inks, and collage on board. 70x60cm (unframed). 2016. Sold.
“Bit of Peace & Love”
Ballpoint pens, markers, inks, acrylic, gouache & spray paints on mount board.
65x60cm (unframed). 2015. Sold.
“…Mylne lightens up in his newest JRM Desktop series, mining longtime influences such as graffiti art, architecture and eastern spiritualism which he hadn’t often exploited. “I think it’s not the artwork that is of value but the artist in the artwork. The artist’s spirit, thoughts, concerns have to shine through the work.” Here he mixes them all up, along with his mixing of mediums. In JRM Desktop 6 (2015, pictured), fine ballpoint rendering and linear depictions of Big Ben and Japanese woodblock imagery are interspersed between smears and speckles of acrylic, gouache, spray and pen paints. Mylne describes them as “organic works ” of “playful expression “, adding that they’re “a nice break from the rigorously detailed portraits”・
– Orlando Lebron, as reported on theballpointer.com
“JRM Desktop 7″
Mixed media on card. 60x60cm. 2015. Sold.
“JRM DESKTOP 6″
Mixed media on paper. 45x35cm. 2014. Sold.
“JRM DESKTOP 5″
Mixed media on paper. 41x35cm. 2013. Sold.
“JRM DESKTOP 4″
ballpoint pen, markers, pencil, acrylics, gold leaf, spray paint, and sticker on card.
70x60cm (framed). 2013. Sold.
“JRM DESKTOP 3″ AKA “Spiral Culture”
Ballpoints, markers, acrylic, spray paints, pencil, crayons (mixed media) on card
45x35cm. (unframed). 2012. Sold.
“JRM DESKTOP 2″
Mixed media on paper. 70x45cm. 2011. Sold.