" My first impression of John Harland's paintings at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford is of early Hockney but with bolder colour. Like Hockney's pop art paintings of the 1960's Harland exploits the visual rhetoric of graffiti. The graffiti in these works seems childlike, lending them a naive air. To the artist they are abstract memories in which he repeats motifs in vivid and vibrant colours ."
-The Royal Academy Magazine