OVO on JOHN DILORENZO
OPENING 2 FEBRUARY 7-10pm
3 FEBRUARY 2-5pm
THROUGH 25 FEBRUARY
John began creating images during early childhood, finding inspiration from storybook illustrations, album covers, and historical art examples found in his father's books. His drawing and painting endeavors were often cathartic in nature; a way of confronting the mysteries inherent in death and the supernatural. Beyond painting, John also spent several years writing prose, poetry, short narratives, and art theory related to his visual works.
His current work for OVO revives haunted visions of the past as perceived by the eyes of a child. The work is most akin to surrealism, albeit from a postmodern, American perspective. Beyond any categorization, these works are meant to be experienced in solitude.
John hopes that through viewing the work, people will begin to question what resides within their own subconscious. "I want viewers to feel absorbed by these images, as if transported through a portal in their own minds. There, reality recedes, and the phantasmal realm may take hold of the senses.".
Stunningly focused and unbearably cool...you can see it at OVO.