My Exes - 2013

24.00"W x 18.00"H x 0.0"D

$500 (Shipping Included)

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: tree, palm, fog, dogfish, heels, high, breaker, glass, emergency, nipples, gun, water, purse, surrealism, post-impressionism, pop

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

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

Year Created: 2018

This collage of images and colors sets the mood for my Ex-girlfriends. There's animals, objects, weapons, action, plants, and different relationships between them all. Some items are personal but certainly one can form their own opinion. For example I always used to wish a relationship could be equipped with that emergency weapon on buses which is plastic with a metal pointy tip. Just break the glass and off you go. There is the word fog and this can be visual, communication, or well actual fog/smoke/foam. There is a rear view mirror placed on a water gun shooting towards a person who is surprisingly wearing protective goggles. Did he have it coming? Does she need to look behind her? With every failure we learn to fail better.

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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