ART HOUSES + CAFES
OPEN: 4/5 & 11/12 SEPTEMBER
31 Esplanade Terrace
Abstract/geometrical, non-representational 3D/2D work using wood, recycled materials, metal, perspex, spray paint and acrylic paint. Paintings and collage using mixed media.
The assemblages/constructs often with a strong sculptural quality present a reimagined, abstracted representation of the built, man made environment and seeks to piece together different aspects of the urban world including the technology that drive change. Everyday, often salvaged material, used ‘out of context’encourages the viewer to reconsider the overlooked, the mundane, non-art material in a new light. Using different combinations of these materials with acrylic paint builds new relationships and connections between our everyday lives and the way in which we construct our physical surroundings.
The architectural quality of the material used shapes the creative process requiring a more measured, reflective process where pieces can be reassembled, recut and reassembled to create new relationships and perspectives among the materials used.
Painting/mixed media allows John to adopt a more dynamic, less conscious approach to the creative process. The subject matter explored moves towards the more natural world.