Carol John

Region: South


City / State: Athens, GA

 For four decades I’ve had a rigorous studio practice, creating brilliantly colored motifs that shift and circle back on themselves over time. Working with oil paint on canvas and paper, I reference geometric shapes and pop graphics. I paint circles, dots, ice-cream cones, combs, cigarette butts, lips, words, and eyeballs, to name a few. These forms star in my paintings and are constantly being recombined in new ways. Erratic patterning and bright colors are layered to surprise a viewer’s sensibilities, representing familiar objects in unexpected ways and developing my dialogue about what painting can be.