Denver, CO 80205

CATEGORIES: RiNo Artists: Murals | RiNo Artists: Music

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Welcome to the world of RUMTUM!

John Hastings creates artwork under the moniker “RUMTUM” in the visual arts and in music. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio John Hastings spent most of his time on the shores of Lake Erie. During this time, he developed a close relationship with the balance of human, animal and plant life in the Erie habitat. This spawned a broader love and connection for aquatic nature, marine life, and the vast landscapes they create. The natural geometric patterns in tropical plants and deep sea atmospheres found their way into his work - and the birth of new creatures and whimsical scenes transport you to a playful oasis. Juxtaposing the ideas of escapism and reality, Hastings continually seeks to expand his understanding of vegetation and new components of landscapes. After receiving a BFA from Columbus School of Art and Design, his move to Seattle opened his eyes to a new scene, full of lush land against harsh coastal shore lines. Geography and the natural science of mapping, provide a connection and a position of origin for Hastings in places around the world which imbue within John dreams of traveling. RUMTUM awaits the opportunity to document these scenes within his work and incorporate new visual concepts into his world. As an inspired biologist in his own right, Hastings continues to develop his understanding of atmospheres and habitats and will only continue to gain strength in challenging the boundaries of a misdefined reality. RUMTUM habitually creates through drawing, painting, music, and mural work. Coalescing through this work in Denver, Colorado, he has primarily focused on print making and murals as his visual medium, The creative endeavor that is RUMTUM Creations showcases Hasting’s most recent works of art of thought-provoking content with whimsy. The dialogue he creates can generate conversations of our current cultural climate for some, and for others, it simply provides a needed place of refuge or comfort.

MUSIC Biography
Electronic producer and instrumental enthusiast John Hastings {{{aka}}} RUMTUM has a unique approach to crafting his melodic melodies. Mostly known for his work with Monster Rally, this Cleveland native offers a broad frequency. May it be his love for native spirits or even sea life, the natural world plays the biggest part in the dynamics of his writing. From a young age his obsession for mixers and knobs grew into a passion for recording with found objects and handmade instruments. While learning drums provided the musical foundation to understand bass and guitar, an amazement of synthesizer and explorations into field recordings continues to inspire his craft.

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