John D. Gall ~ Oil Paintings
From the artist;
"As I expand the box in which my imagination "plays," I have created images that I call "Nonsense" works, whereby I find myself drifting more into the realm of fantasy and surreal art admiring the freedom and imagination that surrounds the Ex Libris artists and their traditions as well as the Surrealists. These images evoke a similar freedom to me, allowing creation without any restriction of content, simply going where my imagination leads me. Consequently In 2012 I found myself drifting into predominantly surreal imagery based on imagination, as well as returning to the medium of painting. I’m sure I will continue to create original prints, but as I re-visit painting I have also found a renewed purpose and focus for this wonderful medium. I firmly believe an artist’s signature will follow him no matter what medium he uses."
John D. Gall
The Fantastic Worlds of John D. Gall
Recent paintings by John D. Gall bring forth an extension of his work done over the past 25 years but with a much more surreal influence within his subject matter. Those familiar with his work may be surprised to see paintings rather than original prints (etching and relief) but John’s unique imagery or “artistic signature” is ever present in any medium he uses. All the new paintings exhibit a heightened sense of color, being vibrant and rich. His work is in numerous collections has been selected for numerous shows, including the recent show: Touch, Line, and Trace at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
ALSO IN SEPTEMBER WE ARE INTRODUCING TWO PROMISING ARTISTS:
Krista Culpepper + Infinite Lawrence
From strikingly different backgrounds and representing equally focused dedication to exploring new materials and personal approaches to artistic expression. Krista's work exhibits a broad exploration of materials and techniques, while Infinite's meticulous detail with pencil and pen reflect countless hours spent honing his drawing craft.