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John Boone

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Studio Location
"Portrait: Who," 2009, acrylic on paper, 18 x 24"
"Pieces," 2009, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 66"
"10 Landscapes Going Around a Corner," 2004, acrylic on brick wall
"Txt Msg Sampler," 2008, Flashe on garage door, 104 x 102"
"Studio Door," 2010, Acrylic on Door, 96 x 29.5" (detail)
Artist's Statement

Idioms are the perfect folk art. They belong to no one, are not authored by anyone and are used by all who use English. I collect them, edit them, arrange them and hand paint them in an italicized digital font of my design. The font is technical, empirical and precise while it carries a wide variety of mostly imprecise and casual subject matter. Basically, it is a low tech reflection of commonly expressed thoughts through high tech signage. With roots in Pop, Conceptual, Fluxus, advertising and journalism my artworks are short hand communication prompts.

© John Boone, 2010


John Boone was once a performance artist. Now he is a word artist who paints signs. He has shown in many contexts around the world from galleries to commissioned outdoor work in glass to signs pulled by light aircraft to hand painted outdoor murals to a gourmet spice blend product sold in specialty food stores. What keeps him going is the opportunity to focus on a wide variety of subject matter.