Growing and Dying - 2013

24.00"W x 18.00"H x 0.0"D

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: tape, cassette, dog, joystick, buttons, rainbow, paintbrush, cogs, water, machines, pop, surrealism

Media: paper, gloss, oil pastel, spray, finish, 80lb

Size: 24"W x 18"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2018

They say if you're not growing you're dying. The objects in this scene are things from my childhood which now seem more obsolete. In the case of dogs, I find them at the least unhappier, with all this new technology, even if society still keeps them relevant in the modern households. At the same time I created a mechanism of sorts with my objects, maybe it should be out with the old in with the new. It is a conflict of nostalgia versus cutting edge.

John Henrikson was born in Oakland, California, USA in 1979 and raised on a pig farm in Galt, in between Sacramento and Stockton. The son of music teacher and airline pilot / pig farmer, John has always been interested in the arts specifically drawing in oil pastel. He majored in Visual Arts – Painting at University of California at San Diego (UCSD) graduating in 2002. Having done multiple college shows, John has twice appeared in the San Diego Artwalk. John continued painting throughout his life as his career has bounced between IT consulting and competitive golf. In the last 15 years he has lived in San Diego, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the US while spending nearly 7 years living in Sweden, The Netherlands and Spain abroad. John’s travels have inspired his latest works which were completed in 2013 while living in The Hague, The Netherlands. As always thank you for your time and continued support.

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