John Bohl

Region: South


City / State: Baltimore, MD

The world that my work depicts is an alternate yet familiar universe, where one might feel at once incredibly comfortable and totally repelled. I pull the imagery for my paintings from Internet ads, cell phone pictures taken in the studio, stock art, and stills from YouTube videos. I edit down and manipulate the source material, eventually finding a way for sometimes very disparate elements to live together and redefine themselves. My practice relies greatly on the use of the airbrush, and I draw an endless amount of inspiration from its use in car culture, vintage print advertising, and fantasy art.