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The object of art is not to reproduce reality,
but to create a reality of the same intensity.

Alberto Giacometti

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SMALL SKETCHES AND In-betweenies. Thought I’d share some process work. In-between larger pieces or downtime while letting things mull over […]

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    My attempt to explore and collect philosophies and and theories on plasticity of mind and neo-plasticism of art. Melding and molding the shape of things.

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When I’m asked what type of art I create, I often stumble to find the words. Hence, being a visual artist, I find it easier to communicate with imagery.

As far as general terms of medium and genres are concerned, my work boils down to painting, graphic design, photography, and more recently, video production and editing.

Within those contexts I explore abstract expressionism, pop art, and portraiture in my painting. Design wise I like bold, modern design, but truly it depends on the clients taste. Photography, my style defaults to that of the flâneur, I explore landscapes in both city and nature; both everyday and far off places.

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Gymnophobia

Gymnophobia

ABSTRACT Gymnophobia 2019 Acrylic, ink, gouache, and charcoal on stretched canvas; archival satin varnish.24 x 36 x 1.5 inches BUY NOW […]…

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Downtown Boise

 

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Power

 

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Poolside Reflection

 

South Beach

 

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Extinguish Me

 

Open 24 Hours

 

 

 

Manhattan Beach Pier

 

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Under the Manhattan Beach Pier

 

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Justin W John Owner; Artist + Designer 208-794-1194 art@justinwjohn.com 928 W Main Street #311 Boise, ID 83702 SEND YOUR Q’s, […]

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COMPANY JWJ-WPU Justin W John — World Publishing Unlimited Owned and Operated by Justin W John Main Location: Boise, ID […]

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INNER WORKINGS

I’m a digital hoarder.

I’m a digital hoarder. I have a confession to make. I am a digital hoarder.* Borderline actual hoarder.⁑ It feels good […]

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Justin W John was born on the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay in the Philippines in 1981. He grew up on the East Coast in Virginia and Maryland. His artistic talents lead him to study art and graphic design at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, MD; he received his BFA the spring of 2003.

Shortly thereafter, Justin relocated to Washington, D.C. and began his career as a freelance graphic/web designer. While working with and agency he had opportunity to work with some colorful (and some not-so-colorful) clients. He gained experience in different areas like publishing and in-house corporate design.

As time passed Justin grew his range of talents and experience including being able to add retail fashion merchandising and rug design as some new found strengths to his resume. In true creative spirit, his passion for music lead him to engage with Baltimore and D.C.’s vibrant music scenes by working with a few production companies as a promoter.

In 2014, Justin moved cross-country to Boise, Idaho to be closer to family. Currently, he lives and creates the majority of his work in his studio in Boise’s historic Idanha Hotel. Often splitting his time to visit with his father in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


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I’m an artist living in downtown Boise, Idaho. I cover a myriad of subjects, from a local to global scale.

Focal areas of interest typically are the arts, music, technology, social matters like psychology, mental health, sexuality, gender, and equality. Maybe some light politics thrown in here and there, however I generally don’t enjoy talking about Cheetos.

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SAFE SEX.

Let’s talk about sex baby, let’s talk about you and me… …That hasn’t stopped Saint Laurent from slapping its name on […]…

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Oh hey Dark Mode.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/19/tech/apple-ios13-vulnerability/index.html The end result is more of a grab bag of minor updates and improvements than a full-fledged overhaul. Think […]…

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