John Finneran

b. 1979, United States

Much like the best pictures of the high Avant-garde, from mid-Manet to late-Mondrian, John’s work is about a world of colour, about a world of line, about a world of paint-as-trueground; there is the magic of the picture, the appearance of the Other Side on the face of the painting. We have learned to look at a painting; we have learned to love that looking- at; we come to love certain things about painting(s); the love runs very deep. I could mention Laura Owens’ recent work, but John’s work as a cool (like a breeze, not like a person) melancholy that makes me more at home. I like home. The history of painting is my home. John’s a good host.