John Donovan

John's work pares down the essential elements of art and restructures them in a creative way.  Highly chromatic colors are used in a systematic device to communicate a modern message.  Composition is severely restricted while color is wide ranging and full strength.  The high tech world is implied by the speed and intensity in which the eye moves through the synapses of the painted canvas.  The hand of the artist is de-emphasized in deference to the conceptual message of systematic beauty.  Color can either convey emotion or take part in a universal message when used in a serial system.  John especially likes to explore the opposing forces of the cool and warm sides of the spectrum.  There is a tension created by the scientific aspects of the physical world and our need to organize and understand what it is we are looking at. 

 

John has also made paintings and drawings appropriating media images  - for example his pieces "Kim-Jung-un"  and "Putin Handshake"

 

16 Square Dissolve

Oil on Canvas

28" x 28"

24 Color Spectral

Oil on Canvas

25" x 25"

Grid within 4 Quadrants 

Oil on Canvas

24" x 24"

Grid within 4 Quadrants Reverse

Oil on Canvas

24" x 24"

Solar Square

Oil on Canvas

32" x 32"

Warm Cool Split

Oil on Canvas

35" x 14"

25 Squares with Gray Center

Oil on Canvas

25" x 25"

Icon

Oil on Canvas

36" x 36"

Flute 21

Oil  on Canvas

54" x 45"

Opposites

Oil on Canvas

36" x 54"

Alternating Checkerboard

Oil on Canvas

40" x 40"

Flute RG 18

Oil on Canvas

54" x 44"

The Eye of the Storm

Oil on Canvas

48" x 36"

St. Brigid's Cross

Oil on Canvas

42" x 42"

Checkerboard

Oil on Canvas

48" x 48"

Inverted Starburst

Oil on Canvas

24" x 24"

West Side Highway

Oil on Canvas

32" x 43"

Kim Jung-un

Oil and Collage on Canvas

32" x 48" 

 

Putin Handshake

Oil on Canvas

34" x 42" 


John Gotti, Jr

Pencil on Paper

 9" x 6"   

Goz Amir Refugee Camp

Pencil on Paper

2.25" x 3.125"