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Gary John

1963 Seattle, Washington, United States

3 Works exhibited

Current location

Los Angeles, California

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

Gary John has been a street artist since 1985. Originally from Seattle, Washington, he moved to Venice Beach, Los Angeles in 2003 and began selling on the Venice boardwalk. His street artworks have a whimsical yet exciting and bold quality, inspired by classic cartoon and comic book characters rendered with acrylic paint in a bold graffiti style, on newspaper, magazine pages, architectural plans or cardboard. His mixed media works blur the boundaries between Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism mixed with Street Art.

After almost 10 years on the boardwalk and experiencing “a bout with homelessness,” John first exploded onto the international art scene during Art Basel Miami in 2013. John’s playfully bold work quickly gained attention and he was named one of 20 standout artists at the 2014 NY Affordable Art Fair. His artworks continue to be exhibited at galleries and major international art fairs in the United States, Asia and Europe. John cites Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat as his artistic inspiration. Other influences are comic books and American pop culture, which he infuses with emotional and impulsive gestures.

 

Exhibitions

2018       AAF Hong Kong

2018       Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland

2018       AAF New York, NY

2018       Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, CA

2018       Art Palm Springs

2017       Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

2017       Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, CA

2017       Arteria Gallery Montreal, Canada

2017       Art Market San Francisco, CA

2017       Affordable Art Fair New York, NY

2016       Art Hamptons, NY

2016       Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

2016       Affordable Art Fair New York, NY

2016       Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, CA

2016       LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2015       Artspace Warehouse, CA

2015       Affordable Art Fair Singapore

2015       Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA

2015       Art Hamptons, NY

2015       Affordable Art Fair London, UK

2015       Love Art Fair Toronto, Canada

2015       Affordable Art Fair New York, NY

2015       Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, CA

2015       LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2014       Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL

2014       Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland

2014       Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014       Houston Fine Art Fair

2014       Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA

2014       Love Art Toronto Fair, Canada

2014       Stand Arte Gallery Madrid

2014       Affordable Art Fair New York, NY

2014       Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, CA

2014       Affordable Art Fair London

2013       SCOPE Miami Beach, FL

2013       Los Angeles Art Fair, CA

2013       Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013       Affordable Art Fair New York

2013       Hampton’s Art Fair Bridgehampton, NY

2013       Houston HFAF Art Fair, Houston, TX

2013       Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012       Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, CA

2012       Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012       Affordable Art Fair, New York, CA

2011       SOHO Gallery, Studio City, CA

1988 – 1990 ‘COCA’ Center of Contemporary Arts, Seattle, WA

2003 – 2013 Abott Kinney Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA

2008 – 2013 Downtown Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA

2003 – 2013 Venice Beach Boardwalk, Los Angeles, CA

Works by Gary John

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2015

233.68 x 91.44 cm

2018

28 x 38 cm

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