This morning we obtained a little bit teasuer of Will St. John‘s new solo present set for Saatchi Yates in London titled, Unveiling Brooklyn’s Radical Bohemia In A Wizard Of Oz Fusion. St. John spent years finding out Renaissance portray methods in Florence and round Europe. He brings these abilities to his neighborhood of Bohemian New Yorkers. With a rigorous inventive type and strategy to image-making, St. John’s meticulously crafted work exude delicately fierce character. Reminding us of the French Rococo custom, his works echo the style’s hallmark traits: a whimsical therapy of sensual themes, deployment of wealthy and complicated brushwork, and an infusion of pastel hues.
“As an inveterate daydreamer it took me a few years to develop a system the place I may truly flip my visions into actuality,” St. John says. “Many, many failures. I should have found at the least 10,000 methods how to not make a portray. Finally, I found that the purpose of artwork is to not make one nice portray, however to develop a “system” that may make nice work. This all developed within the manufacturing unit of the thoughts.”
Unveiling Brooklyn’s Radical Bohemia In A Wizard Of Oz Fusion opens September 14, 2023, in London.