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John Collier
  • Franklin, Tennessee (Just south of Nashville)
  • United States
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College / University
The Ohio State University
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Artist, Non-Profit
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
About my artwork
I paint large figurative pieces with an emphasis on the flesh. I employ a thick impasto technique with very abstract, random looking brushstrokes to create a fluid, active, look.
Artists I like
Eric Fischl, Lucian Freud, John Currin, Jenny Saville, Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, Oskar Kokoschka, Alice Neel, Philip Akkerman, etc.
Figurative painting
Centre of the artworld:
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At 2:05 on December 17, 2008, Dan McCormack said…
Hello. My name is Dan McCormack and I just joined the artreview site. I tried to join the figurative group but the link to "join" does not work. Can you advise me how to join or see if the "join" feature is corrected. Thank you. My member name is Dan McCormack
At 19:43 on September 3, 2008, Iván Fernández-Dávila said…
At 18:25 on August 7, 2008, Barbara Walker said…
Love the work in your gallery.
At 10:15 on July 30, 2008, Bhagat said…
Your gallery is beautiful!
At 14:51 on June 29, 2008, Hideyuki Sobue said…
I like your strong figurative touch. Although my style is not focusing human figure, I try to depict "life" in various subjects with representative expression. Please have a look at my page. Thank you.
At 12:49 on June 9, 2008, Beppe said…
I'm from ITALY. I invite you to visit my site. www. beppedevoti.com.
I want to invite you to join me in the pure painting art. Tank Beppe
At 20:47 on June 2, 2008, UmlautAmpersand said…
Hi there,

Thought you might be interested in my review of the current John Currin exhibition on my blog – would be really keen to hear your thoughts:


At 19:40 on May 31, 2008, Patrick Higgins said…

Thank you for your compliment, I use photos as a launching point for the paintings but do a fair amount of life drawing. I hope to have more opportunity for using live models in the near future. I really appreciate your focusing on the interaction of your figures and I can see your motivation for often the neutral ground (in terms of identifying location) with a further emphasis of your mark. When do you make the choice to incorporate the local setting like with "Comfort"? You've got a really lovely mark going on by the way.

At 1:46 on May 25, 2008, Hillel Kagan said…
Thanks for your comment John. Naturally being a curious person I gave your work a quick survey and was very impressed with much I saw and of course I see our connection, so thanks for inaugurating our discourse and just to get things going a bit I have to tell you right off, not that it means much but just as a point of conversation, that I don't think Fischl (although he's been improving through the years) can draw and paint the figure worth a damn, the rest of your "liked" artists I can understand and I love you for understanding the significance of Alice Neel, one of the greatest figurative painters and seemingly constantly forgotten but one who understood the importance of the human gesture and was willing to gamble with approaching caricature to get it right and usually she was the winner.
Being not all that computer savvy and not having warmed to this site yet, I see I'll have to join the Figurative Art dialogue so we can continue our chat. Once again thanks for your impetus.
At 0:17 on May 18, 2008, Charming Baker said…
Thanks for your nice comment a couple of days back John.

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