Justin W John is an abstract artist that examines the mutual shaping of technology and society, through identity and the subconscious.

Employing physical painting and digital media as means of expression, his work addresses culture regarding interpersonal relationships, sense of self, gender, and sexuality.

Pulling inspiration from autobiographical ruminations, often layered with irony and curiosity, he makes thematic use of societal ties to technology in relation to perception of reality.

Justin works intuitively, allowing each piece to develop its personality. He bridges internal and external by translating non-physical states into gestural figures, forms, markings, and patterns. His introspective narratives act as commentary that speaks to our commonality.

Green Side 2021
Acrylic, conté crayon, and ink on stretched canvas
36 x 48 x .6 inches
Queer ID

Queer ID

August 30—October 21, 2022

Reception for Fall 2022 Exhibitions at the Blue Galleries
Friday, September 9, 2022
4PM–7PM

Queer ID Juried Exhibition features artworks by thirty-six Idaho (current and former resident) artists who self identify as LGBTQIA+ selected by show juror J. Casey Doyle.

Reception coinciding with Boise Pride Festival weekend.

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Abstract Issues

Abstract Issues

futr. and Tears In Rain Gallery
September 1 – 16, 2022

Post-abstraction, deactivating 4 traditional abstract paradigms curated by 4 artists in the digital art space. Event in Voxels.

NFT Show Europe

NFT Show Europe

City of Arts and Sciences
Valencia, Spain
September 17 – 18, 2022

A multi-sensorial experience that mesmerizes the visitors with a world of experimental and interactive art and creates the perfect scenario to connect with the community. The Spanish city of Valencia will host world-class speakers that will share their insights on key factors related to Blockchain Technologies, Metaverses, Decentralized Financial Systems, NFTs and Digital Art.

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10×10×10
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Tieton Arts & Humanities
August 6 – October 7, 2022

The 13th annual juried exhibition featuring artwork (no larger than 10 inches by 10 inches by 10 inches) by 169 artists spanning the globe.

SOW222 (2022)
Acrylic, flashe, ink, paste, and stucco on gallery canvas
6 x 6 x 1.5 inches
Thin maple floating frame

watercolor

First Friday Art & Studio Stroll

Friday, October 7, 2022
5:30PM–8:30PM

Surel’s Place Studios
Garden City, ID

The Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District provides more seamless lives to artists and artisans, in which living space supports creativity and creative space supports lives. The District is distinct and supports live-work spaces, making our neighborhood a unique, creative center for the Treasure Valley.

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Interdisciplinary multimedia artist utilizing traditional and digital process-based techniques to limn universal narratives.

Interdisciplinary multimedia artist utilizing traditional and digital process-based techniques to limn universal narratives.

Delia - 32 Cells

Delia

Delia (2022)
Acrylic, flashe, ink, and stucco on gallery-wrapped canvas
18 x 24 x 1.5 inches  
$600

50% of the proceeds from the sale of this work will go to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

Note from the artist
As a white man creating this work, I recognize my inherent inability to fully comprehend the emotional trauma endured by any woman or person of color who suffered racist acts. I was assigned Delia Smith at random for this project. I find great importance in sharing her story. I hope this piece can facilitate conversation and create awareness of the atrocities suffered by indigenous people.

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Delia (detail)
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Smalls on Walls
5 x 5 x 1.5 inches
12.7 x 12.7 x 3.8 cm
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