John Copeland

 

Born 1976 in California, USA

 

John Copeland works in a dark expressionistic style exploring and digesting weird and disturbing moments of everyday life. His canvases are layered with thick stokes of paint, and whereas most of his sceneries are very contemporary and post-modern, other works reflects classical objects deriving from the history of art. Through his distinct blurry technique Copeland maintains an almost Hitchcock-like suspense in his works. In paintings that depict a garden party turning into an orgy, rivalling youngsters, a dissolving map of the American states or an archaeologist uncovering a grave Copeland hints that dystopia is a constant factor and presence in life, but not something you cannot engage in and discuss. Copeland has been exhibited throughout the States, in Europe and in Asia. Recently he was to be seen solo shoo at the Nicholas Robinson Gallery in New York. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

 


John Copeland, untitled, 2009, 60 x 84 inches, acrylic on canvas

John Copeland, untitled, 2009, 54 x 60 inches, acrylic on canvas

John Copeland, Untitled, 2009, 58 x 64 inches, acrylic on canvas

John Copeland, I Can Only Promise You One Thing, 2009, 60 x 68 inches, acrylic on canvas

John Copeland, Untitled, 2009, 38 x 42 inches, acrylic on canvas