Taking the nature of imagination itself as subject matter, John’s latest works continue his project that explores the value of the untamed creative spirit and the centrality of this mind set in artistic expression.
These new works aim to celebrate creativity and the liberated imagination through an action focussed approach that favours both a universal colour palette and a bold contrast between the dark and the light.
Working from above, these works are made by pouring paint from a bottle directly on to the surface. This approach to image-making aims to move towards the mind and hand acting as a single entity. This attempt is made by restricting room for hesitation as a portion of control is relinquished to gravity, embracing an organic unpredictability.
By creating these works with this first time approach, this series not only invites us to join John on his quest for unbound creative liberty, but also captures and lays bare the story of the physical process of the works, in three dimensional form.