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John Waters

John Waters b.1961, established his career as a professional artist after working as an architect, and his passion for beautiful design, perspective and construction remains evident in this new body of work.
Within this foundation Waters combines and layers a number of visual and conceptual elements such as still life, landscape, and the notion of worlds within worlds. 

 
Carefully planned and executed, these paintings reflect the artist’s interest in perfection, but also explore his fascination for the dream-like nature of reality. Waters has framed and juxtaposed mementoes such as teacups, ladders, tables, chairs and drapery with landscapes and interiors that provide alternate points of view. These paintings evoke a sense of both weightlessness and physicality – as if one could enter into the very picture plane itself before dissolving like a fleeting reverie before your eyes.
 
This subversion of fictional reality that unifies and separates at the same time, is what Waters refers to as his ‘magic realism’. ‘Four Walls’ describes the artist’s interest in the concept of the ‘fourth wall’ in artistic works “understanding the conventions of the artistic field and consciously choosing to address, blur or break them”.   He explains further; “I attempt to create a visual equivalent of the feelings of wonder, curiosity and poetic intensity experienced in honored moments of awareness”.
John Waters 2013

 

 

Education

2003
Advanced Diploma of Visual Art, Adelaide Central School of Art

2001
Diploma of Visual Art, Adelaide Central School of Art

2000
Certificate of Visual Art, Adelaide Central School of Art

1988
Architects Accreditation, The Architects Accreditation Council of Aust Inc

1985
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Adelaide

Solo Exhibitions

2016
"Illuminate" Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2015
"On Reflection", Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

2013
"Four Walls", Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

"Elevate" Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

2011
"View", Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2010
"Space" Harrison Galleries, Sydney

2008
"Inside Outside", SALA FESTIVAL Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2006
"Recent Paintings", Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
'Architecture is the Mother Art', Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

2015
SALA 'Still Life', Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2014

Melbourne Art Fair, Hill Smith Gallery
"Looking Inside and Outside", Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney

2011
"Eutick Memorial Still Life Award"  Travelling to New England, Muswellbrook and Taree Regional Galleries, New South Wales

2009
Art Sydney,  New South Wales
"Broad Spectrum", Hill Smith Gallery, South Australia
Finalist: The Calleen Art Award, Cowra regional Gallery, NSW

2008
Director’s Choice Exhibition. Hill Smith Gallery, South Australia

2006
'New Works - Gallery Artists', Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Loreto Art Exhibition, Marryatville, Adelaide

2005
New Painters, Hill-Smith Fine Art, Adelaide
Loretto Art Exhibition, Marryatville, Adelaide

Awards
2013
Adelaide Parklands Art Prize - Finalist
2010
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award - Finalist
2009
Calleen Art Award - Finalist

John Waters

here and there


Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
45 x 45 cm
 

$2,100
SOLD

John Waters

enclosure


Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
45 x 45 cm

$2,100

John Waters

gateway


Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
90 x 90 cm

$4,950

John Waters

light field


Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
90 x 90 cm

$4,950

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